Nicki Minaj’s Facial Expressions During Queen Latifah’s Shower of Praise Breathe Life of Their Own

What do you get when you combine a hip-hop royal with a hip-hop goddess? Bomb facial expressions.

Sometimes Nicki Minaj does things with her face without even realizing she’s doing it. It’s reason #67,987 why we love her. So when hip-hop legend Queen Latifah presented Nicki with her honor at VH1 Big In 15 With Entertainment Weekly, it was no exception for screenshot gold. We broke the Queen’s speech to Nicki down line-by-line, because you need the visuals and as the saying goes: actions speak louder than words.

Here’s how it went:

  • “Nicki I’m thrilled to be here for you tonight. You’re a force within the hip-hop community, you’ve become an inspiration to women everywhere, I love how you are never afraid to speak your mind.”

    That’s right, so look out, bitches.

  • “You’re a strong woman, you refuse to be backed into a corner.”


  • “Sound familiar?”

    Umm, YUP.

  • “They say a person can be measured by the company they keep, the people you work with speaks volumes. Lil’ Weezy, Rihanna, Beyonce…”

    That’s right. Did y’all hear that?

  • “…Madonna…”

    Just saying.

  • “…just to name a few.”

    Ha, NBD.

  • “You’ve established yourself as one of the greats.”

    S–t, you’re right.

  • “And no one can take that away from you.”

    Best not.

  • “Congratulations, Nicki Minaj.”

    Goddamn, I’m an empress.

Watch the video in its glory below and don’t miss Big In 15 Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1 for more standout celeb moments.

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