Nicki Minaj Lights Up the 2012 BET Awards Stage: Watch Now!

Posted Sunday July 1, 2012 10:22 PM GMT

Adding some crowd-pleading entertainment to the 2012 BET Awards on Sunday night (July 1), Nicki Minaj was on hand as one of the night’s many performers.

Taking to the Shrine auditorium stage, the wild and eclectic songstress treated audiences to her single “Champion” while then bringing out 2 Chainz for a rendition of her hit tune “Beez in the Trap.”

Aside from adding an energetic performance to the annual night of entertainment, Miss Minaj also won Best Female HipHop Artist honors while beating out fellow contenders Diamond, Brianna Perry and Trina.

As for this year’s show, the 2012 BET Awards were hosted by iconic actor Samuel L. Jackson while the music-filled festivities also featured performances by Usher, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz and Big Sean, among others.

The show was topped off by special tributes to Al Sharpton as the Humanitarian Award Honoree and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly as the Life Achievement Award winner, as well as the late, great Whitney Houston.

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