Nicki Minaj Thanks Her Pastor After Winning Award For 'Anaconda'

Chance Moschell

Rapper Nicki Minaj threw out a somewhat unexpected thank you to her pastor during the VMA's where she received an award for her song "Anaconda." The song that Minaj won an award for is very sexually suggestive, so some thought it was ironic that the rapper thanked her pastor when receiving the award.

Perez Hilton allegedly spoke with Nicki's pastor to get her take on the whole thing. Her pastor is reportedly very proud of her.

— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) August 31, 2015

— Skip Dillard (@mixcom) August 31, 2015

"Not to sound like a b***h, but that's like, 'Eh, I didn't get my VMA'...If you want to make it about race, there's a way you could do that. But don't make it just about yourself. Say: 'This is the reason why I think it's important to be nominated. There's girls everywhere with this body type.'"
"Nicki Minaj is not too kind and not very polite. I know you can make it seem like, oh I just don't understand because I'm a white pop star. I know the statistics. I know what's going on in the world. But to be honest, I don't think MTV did that on purpose."
"And now, back to this b***h that had a lot to say about me in the press; Miley, what's good?"

Many people thought it was strange that Nicki would thank her pastor, then within seconds attack the host of the VMA's with curse words. Whether the exchange was staged or not, it certainly got people talking and added some great entertainment value to the awards.

Warning: The video below contains some inappropriate language, viewer discretion is advised.

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