Nicki Minaj marched for the very first time in over a month at the Billboard Women in Music occasion in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The rap queen was bestowed the Game-Changer award, however the night wasn’t about her. After accepting her award from Normani, she commemorated Juice WRLD, who passed away on Sunday after suffering a seizure at the age of 21.
Nicki, who explored with Juice throughout Europe previously this year, remembered a “excellent conversation” they had one time prior to a program. “While we strolled to the stage, he held my hand and told me to remain calm and to hope,” said Nicki while checking out off her iPhone. “He said he had actually been trying to do just that. I was so surprised to hear him of all individuals inform me that, however right there in that minute with him informing me that, I actually did feel calm and I felt like, ‘Hmm, what am I in fact worried about?'”
She paused prior to continuing her genuine tribute. “I felt like he was a kindred spirit and looking back now, I wish I did something differently or said something to help.
She acknowledged the other women being honored including Alanis Morissette, but could not overlook Juice WRLD’s death.
Throughout her effective speech, she sent her acknowledgements to his household and good friends and also brought up drugs and psychological health. “Drugs isn’t the problem, it’s the way we fix our issue,” stated Nicki.
In closing, she asked individuals to be more forgiving and show more kindness towards others, especially those in the spotlight.
Prior to covering her five-and-a-half-minute speech, she thanked Lil Wayne, Birdman, her partner Kenneth Petty, and her fans. “I constantly am gon na keep surprises for you, even when you don’t see me on the internet,” she informed her Barbz. “I am still considering you and I’m still dealing with methods to impress you people and make you delighted.”