Nicki Minaj brought mum onstage for BET Awards win
Nicki Minaj invited her mother Carol Maraj onstage as she led the winners at the 2015 BET Awards last night (28.06.15).
The 32-year-old rapper showed she hadn't forgotten her roots, as she personally thanked her mum while winning the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the award show held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and other minorities in music and entertainment as well as sports.
Nicki said: "I always talk about my mommy and this is the first time the world is going to see her. I love you so much."
The 'Starships' hitmaker - who, along with Chris Brown, was the most nominated artist of the night with six nominations each - later also took home the Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award, but had to ask Zendaya, who presented the award, what the actual category was as she went to collect it.
The night also saw P Diddy fall into a hole during his performance of 'It's All About The Benjamins (Remix)', in which he was joined by several artists, including Lil Kim, Faith Evans and French Montana for a medley of his greatest hits to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bad Boy Records. However, he made a quick recovery and got up immediately.
Janet Jackson also had one of the most memorable appearances during the award show - hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Rossas - as she received the inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award.
A video montage of her greatest moments was shown, followed by live re-creations of her iconic dance routines from Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe, and then Janet thanked fans in a speech.
The 49-year-old singer said: "I've missed you so much and I love you so much. Thank you. Thank you BET."
Full list of winners at the BET Awards:
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND - 'GLORY' (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE 'SELMA')
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BEYONCÉ - '7/11'
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
BEYONCÉ, ED BURKE & TODD TOURSO
BEST NEW ARTIST
BEST GOSPEL ARTIST
TARAJI P. HENSON
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
COCA-COLA VIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD
NICKI MINAJ F/ DRAKE, LIL WAYNE & CHRIS BROWN - 'ONLY'
THE WEEKND - 'EARNED IT' (FROM THE 'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY' SOUNDTRACK)
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK