Hey Barbz, let's keep the Nicki Minaj binge going with a look back at some of her biggest MTV moments.
Ahead of the new documentary premiere “Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN” on MTV Sunday, Jan 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, we counted down some of her most iconic moments in a 30-minute special called “Nicki Minaj’s MTV Moments: #Barbzforlife" this morning. If you missed it, it will air again following her doc tonight.
As we get ready for the big premiere let's, take a look at some of those moments below.
VMA win for Best Hip Hop Video with “Super Bass”
In 2011 Nicki Minaj took home the coveted Best Hip Hop video moonman for her hit "Super Bass," and saying she was excited would be an understatement. “Southside Jamaica, Queens, underground female rapper, Young Money, Cash Money," Nicki spit out as she accepted her trophy. "I want to thank God. I want to thank my family. I want to thank Sanaa [Hamri] for directing an amazing video. And the Barbz. I love you, Barbz. I love you so much. And MTV, I thank you."
"Moment 4 Life" video set with Drake
It's clear that these two have chemistry -- but they both insist that it's just the musical kind. When MTV caught up with Nicki on the set of her "Moment 4 Life" video with Drake, she gushed about working with him. "To do something with Drake is the best, because this is really my friend," she said. "It's just a family affair when it's Drake."
2010 VMA pre-show performance
Nicki teamed up with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am for an unforgettable VMA pre-show performance in 2010. Dressed in a pink-and-purple spacesuit, complete with a cotton-candy-colored wig, she was looked like a futuristic superhero as she performed “Check it Out.”
2014 VMA performance
For Nicki's first solo main stage performance at the VMA, she went all out. Clad in a green sequined two-piece and body paint, she twerked up a storm, before joining Jessie J and Ariana Grande for a medley of "Bang Bang."
Dishing on 'The Other Woman'
Nicki landed a small role alongside Cameron Diaz in her recent comedy "The Other Woman" and she was pretty excited about spreading her wings. “I have such a versatile personality," she told MTV News. "Some days I feel like I wanna do a Will Ferrell comedy; some days I feel like I wanna do more like a ‘Set It Off’-type of movie with some other young black actresses and like creating a movement with that. And sometimes I think, maybe I could do ‘X-Men’ or something.”
Catch the full documentary, “Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN” when it airs on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Earlier that day, fans can also enjoy a 30-minute special called “Nicki Minaj’s MTV Moments: #Barbzforlife,” which highlights the biggest MTV moments of her career.