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Nicki Minaj Mentions Near-Death Experience in BET Awards Speech

June 30, 2014 (7:26 am) GMT
Minaj, who received Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2014 BET Awards, said in her speech that she thought she was about to die recently.

made a surprising revelation during her speech at the 2014 BET Awards. The raptress, who was awarded with Best Female Hip-Hop Artist trophy at the Sunday, June 29 awards show, told the audience that she had a near-death experience recently.

In her 4-minute speech, Minaj who received the title for five consecutive years started by thanking her fans and for their support. "I thank god that I've been placed in a position to do something and represent women in a culture that is so male-driven," Minaj said, adding that Wayne pushed her to do better.

"I just wanna say that, the other day, literally I didn't tell anyone this, I really thought I was about to die. Like I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn't even wanna call the ambulance because I thought well if I call the ambulance, it's gonna be on TMZ. And I would rather sit there and die," she shared. "And it made me realize, I don't care what anybody gotta say. I'ma do me, I'ma do me."

The 31-year-old star bagged two trophies that night. In addition to the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award, Minaj and other stars were presented with Best Group award.

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