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Minaj tells crowd she almost died at BET Awards

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During Nicki Minaj's acceptance speech for winning 'Best Female Hip Hop Artist' she spoke about how she had a 'near death' experience.

Appearing healthy, she said: "The other day, I didn't tell anybody this, but I was literally about to die. I was saying my prayers to die and I didn't even want to call the ambulance, because If I call an ambulance it's going to be on TMZ. [...] I would rather sit there and die and it made me realise I don't care anymore about what, anybody is gonna say."

She spoke passionately about how she writes her own lyrics and that she was going to speak her mind. She said she "Thanks God" to be able to represent women in a culture that is so "male driven". 

No further reports on her health have been released. 

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