Pharrell Wins Big At The BET Awards – And Nicki Minaj Talks Of Near-Death Experience!

30 June 2014, 10:51

 Pharrell Williams BET Awards 2014

Pharrell Williams accepted the Video of the Year award in his Ugg boots as Nicki Minaj reveals she had a near death experience recently…

It was definitely a memorable night at the BET Awards this weekend – as well as the big winners, one celeb talked about her recent near-death experience!

Nicki Minaj, who was honoured with the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at this weekend’s BET Awards – the FIFTH consecutive time she has nabbed it - opened up about a recent near death experience – scary!

Nicki said on stage, “"This is my fifth year winning this award. I don't take it for granted. The other day, literally I didn't tell anybody this, I really thought I was about to die. Like, I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn't even want to call the ambulance because I thought, `Well if I call the ambulance, it's going to be on TMZ. And I would rather sit there and die. And it made me realize I don't care what anybody got to say. I'm going to do me.”

While Nicki didn’t reveal what had caused her being on the verge of death, she is definitely on the mend as she performed her new single, ‘Pills and Potions’ on the show.

Nicki’s shocking revelation wasn’t the only memorable moment of the night – Pharrell Williams was honoured with two awards, for Video of the Year and Best Male Pop Artist which he collected in his Ugg boots! We are all for comfort, but it IS an awards ceremony, Pharrell!

Still, when you have just beaten off competition in the shape of Beyonce, Jay Z and Drake, you can probably wear whatever you like!

Pharrell also opened the show with his latest single, ‘Come Get It Bae’ and even brought Missy Elliott out mid-set to perform ‘Pass That Dutch’ – we were not expecting that!

The BET awards definitely pulled out all the stops with their performers – as well as Pharrell and Nicki, Usher also performed a medley of his hits, John Legend performed a tribute to Lionel Richie who won the Lifetime Achievement award, and Jennifer Hudson belted out her single ‘Walk It Out’.

Another long-awaited performance was from Iggy Azalea who performed ‘No Mediocre’ with T.I. and her hit song ‘Fancy’ which even got Nicki Minaj out of her seat and dancing!

Beyonce and Jay Z closed the spectacular show with a pre-recorded performance of ‘Partition’ from their joint ‘On The Run’ tour.

Sounds like one hell of a show!

The full list of nominees and winners from the show were:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Winner - 
Beyoncé 
  • Janelle Monáe
  • 
Jhené Aiko
  • 
K. Michelle
  • 
Rihanna
  • 
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Winner - Pharrell Williams
  • August Alsina
  • 
Chris Brown
  • 
John Legend
  • 
Justin Timberlake

Best Collaboration

  • Winner - Beyoncé feat Jay Z – 'Drunk In Love' 
  • August Alsina feat Trinidad Jame$ – 'I Luv This'
  • 
Drake feat Majid Jordan – 'Hold On (We're Going Home)'
  • Jay Z feat Justin Timberlake – 'Holy Grail'
  • 
Robin Thicke feat T.I. & Pharrell Williams – 'Blurred Lines'
  • YG feat Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – 'My Hitta'

Best Movie

  • Winner - 12 Years a Slave 
  • 
The Best Man Holiday
  • 
Fruitvale Station
  • 
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
  • 
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Best Actress


  • Winner - Lupita Nyong’o 
  • 
Angela Bassett

  • Gabrielle Union
  • 
Kerry Washington
  • 
Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor

  • Winner - Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • 
Forest Whitaker
  • Idris Elba
  • 
Kevin Hart
  • 
Michael B. Jordan

Video of the Year

  • Winner - 
Pharrell Williams – 'Happy' 
  • 
Beyoncé – 'Partition'
  • 
Beyoncé feat Jay Z – 'Drunk In Love'
  • 
Chris Brown – 'Fine China'
  • 
Drake – 'Worst Behavior'

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Winner - Drake 
  • 
Future
  • 
J. Cole
  • 
Jay Z
  • 
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Winner - 
Nicki Minaj 
  • Angel Haze
  • 
Charli Baltimore
  • 
Eve
  • 
Iggy Azalea

Best Group


  • Winner - Young Money 
  • 
A$AP Mob
  • 
Daft Punk
  • 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • 
TGT

Subway Sportsman of the Year

  • Winner - Kevin Durant 
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • 
Carmelo Anthony
  • 
Blake Griffin
  • 
LeBron James

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

  • Winner - 
Serena Williams 
  • 
Brittney Griner
  • 
Lolo Jones

  • Skylar Diggins
  • 
Venus Williams

Best Gospel Artist 

  • Winner - Tamela Mann 
  • 
Donnie McClurkin
  • 
Erica Campbell
  • 
Hezekiah Walker
  • 
Tye Tribbett

Best New Artist

  • Winner - August Alsina 
  • Ariana Grande

  • Mack Wilds
  • 
Rich Homie Quan

  • ScHoolboy Q      

YoungStars Award

  • Winner - KeKe Palmer 
  • Gabrielle Douglas

  • Jacob Latimore

  • Jaden Smith
  • 
Zendaya

Centric Award

  • Winner - Jhené Aiko – 'The Worst' 
  • 
Aloe Blacc – 'The Man'
  • 
Jennifer Hudson feat T.I. – 'I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)'
  • 
LiV Warfield – 'Why Do You Lie?'
  • Wale feat Sam Dew – 'LoveHate Thing'

Best International Act: UK

  • Winner - Krept & Konan 
  • 
Dizzee Rascal
  • 
Ghetts
  • 
Laura Mvula
  • 
Rita Ora

  • Tinie Tempah

Video Director of the Year

  • Winner - Hype Williams 
  • 
Benny Boom
  • 
Chris Brown
  • 
Colin Tilley
  • 
Director X

Best International Act: Africa


  • Winner - Davido (Nigeria) 
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • 
Mafikizolo (South Africa)

  • Sarkodie (Ghana)

  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) 
  • 
Toofan (Togo)
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