Congrats to Nicki Minaj who received the Billboard “Rising Star” Award earlier today in New York City. Hit the jump to see what she had to say about her most recent accolade!

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“I am deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard,” Nick said. “My nation of Barbz and I have come a mighty long way-yet we are nowhere close to where God will take us. Sit back and enjoy the ride.”

Click here to hear Nicki’s “Roman in Moscow.”