Nicki Minaj Gave A Flawlessly Shade-Filled Speech At The BET Awards

You can take Nicki Minaj out of Queens, but you can’t take the queen out of Nicki Minaj.

Nicki Minaj won the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at Sunday's BET Awards, for the fifth year in a row. And then she gave this show-ending acceptance speech:

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Nicki gave thanks for the opportunity to represent women in a male-driven culture, and celebrated herself for writing her own rhymes: “When you hear Nicki Minaj spit…Nicki Minaj wrote it.”

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This is always very very emotional for me. Because this is my fifth year winning this award and I don't take it for granted, I really don't.

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. and I want you to know this — I want you to know that I have an album The Pink Print that's coming out before the year ends. That's not a plug but it's a plug. But my point is, what I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, that when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.

No, no, no shade. No, no, no shade. I used to sit in the studio with Wayne and I would literally take sometimes three, four days to write a verse. And he was like, No, you can't be taking days to write no verse, you gotta write your verse right here in the studio. And that's why I love him till this day. Because he pushed me to push my pen, and I'm still one of the only emcees that's out here spitting metaphors and making you think. And I really don't even care if I get my credit or if I don't.

I don't look at myself as a female rapper, because I know what I do. And I thank my fans because they…

…They might cut me off. This is so big. At one time black people was getting blacked out on the TV now they own their own network. This is big. This is different…

…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…and it made me realize, I don't care what anybody gotta say. I'ma do me, I'ma do me. And I hope and pray that BET continues to honor authenticity. And that's all I'm gonna say about that. Stephen I love you. It is what it is. Young Money till the death of me.

GAME.

GAME.

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FIFA To Investigate After Fans Wear Blackface To Ghana World Cup Match

FIFA’s disciplinary committee will investigate pictures of what appear to be German fans in “blackface” makeup during Saturday’s World Cup match against Ghana.

FIFA has promised its disciplinary committee will investigate photos on social media that appear to be German fans wearing blackface and posing for pictures during Saturday's Germany versus Ghana match.

Instagram user selma_slim, who is at the World Cup, uploaded the picture on Saturday with the caption: “So far I've counted 8 Germans in black face. Worst, people are lining up to take pictures with them. Poor form, #Germany. #racism #racists #worldcup”

This isn't the first time in this summer's World Cup that discrimination has been an issue. This past week, reports came in of Mexican fans chanting anti-gay slurs during matches against Cameroon and Brazil. A man also rushed the field during the same Germany and Ghana match with a reported neo-Nazi message painted on his chest.

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A FIFA spokesperson said any evidence of discrimination or racism would be considered by its disciplinary committee under FIFA's “zero tolerance rules.”

A FIFA spokesperson said any evidence of discrimination or racism would be considered by its disciplinary committee under FIFA's "zero tolerance rules."

“We always take any evidence or submissions to our disciplinary committee. It is the disciplinary committee that will meet,” she said, The Guardian reports. “If they see any grounds they will open proceedings. Then it is up to the disciplinary commission to take the decision.”

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Article 3 of the FIFA Statutes reads:

Discrimination of any kind against a Country, private person or group of people on account of race, skin colour, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, language, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, wealth, birth or any other status, sexual orientation or any other reason is strictly prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion.

Rihanna Showed Up Flawlessly Naked To The CFDA Awards

Free the nipple. WARNING: This post contains nipples, obviously.

Rihanna was named 2014's Fashion Icon at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New York on Monday.

Rihanna was named 2014's Fashion Icon at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards in New York on Monday.

Rihanna's costume designer Adam Selman designed her custom dress, made out of a mesh of 216,000 Swarovski crystals.

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—GEND.

—GEND.

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Here's what it looks like without the pelt:

Here's what it looks like without the pelt:

There's a nude panty situation happening.

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