Nicki Minaj Pumps Up the Crowd at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards


Nicki Minaj Pumps Up the Crowd at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Shes no stranger to massive industry events, and earlier this evening Nicki Minaj paid a visit to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Sin City for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards (May 19).

The American Idol judge was all about hamming it up for the paparazzi as she hobnobbed with fellow attendees along the way.

This year, the “Starships” rapper will team up with Lil Wayne for a performance as she hopes to nab a win for Top Female Artist, against fellow nominees Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift.

Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars will all fight for the Milestone Award, while Madonna will be given the Top Touring Artist honors, and Prince will receive the Billboard Icon Award.