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Nicki, of course, replied by dropping a number of songs in which she dragged Remy Ma, but the drama reached the peak when the two female acts got nominated for the BET Best Female Hip Hop Artist award, a category Nicki won consecutively for the past seven years. Beyoncé was the big victor of the night, taking a total of five trophies.

Nicki Minaj posted she has the most awards than any female rapper in history.

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The 37-year-old rapper took home the coveted award during the ceremony on Sunday (June 25) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. My husband-black love-I love you Papoose.

The "Moment 4 Life" singer chose to perform three songs that are reportedly about Remy Monday night.

In a taped message, Michelle Obama honored Chance, who has raised $2 million dollars for Chicago public schools.

Minaj was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, but raised in South Jamaica, Queens, when she was 5.

A special Lifetime Achievement honour was bestowed upon New Edition's Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill, who spoke of faith and weathering "highs and lows" during a career that dates back to the 1980s.

Finally the real group, clad all in white suits, hit the stage to sing together again with the finale for all the singers and actors together on "If It Isn't Love". Chance also won best new artist and best collaboration.

Solange held a moment of silence later on, and the show also honored some of the minorities who died at the hands of police officers, including Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Eric Garner and others.

In March, she recognized her roots with a TIDAL playlist "Queens Got Da Crown", which included music from some of the borough's most famous musicians, including Nas, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, LL Cool J, Kool G Rap, N.O.R.E., Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, A Tribe Called Quest and Stack Bundles.

Host and comedian Leslie Jones, sporting a knee brace and pacing the stage while toweling herself off like an National Basketball Association player, brought her high energy, breathless delivery to the opening monologue.