Nicki Minaj Receives First MTV O Award

Nicki Minaj Receives First MTV O Award

Nicki cleans up the animated GIF category at inaugural MTV O Awards.

Published April 26, 2011

The new MTV O Awards aims to honor artists strictly for best online presence and content. Categories include NSFW (Not Safe For Work) Music Video, Best iTunes Album and Must Follow Artist on Twitter. The awards will be given out on Thursday night in Las Vegas, but Nicki Minaj received hers early.


Minaj won for Best Animated GIF, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format and is basically a moving graphic image on the web. (The website Oh No They Didn’t has some of the best GIFs this side of Google.) Minaj’s now award-winning GIF features the Young Money mistress twirling gum around her finger. She was also nominated in the best Must Follow Artist on Twitter, Fan Army FTW and Favorite F--- Yeah Tumblr categories.


A full list of this year’s nominees is available on the MTV O Music Awards website.

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Written by Lauretta Charlton


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