Diddy may have brought the house down with his Bad Boy reunion, but the real star of the 2015 BET Awards was Nicki Minaj’s mom, Carol. She is having the time of her life at the show and people love her.
First, she slayed on the red carpet with her daughter with a matching skin-tight black ensemble that had a thigh-high slit. She looked incredible, and we finally got to see how much Nicki looked just liked her mom.
Then, when Nicki won the award for Best Female Hip-Hop artist for the sixth year in a row, she didn’t bring her boy Meek up with her to accept the trophy. Nope, she brought her mom and she gave the sweetest shout-out to Carol.
“This is my mommy and it’s the first time the world is getting to see her,” the “Anaconda” singer said. “And Mommy, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done for me. I love you so much.”
Très adorable, right? And just because she’s the mother of one of music’s biggest stars, that doesn’t mean Carol didn’t take the chance to rub elbows with other celebs in the audience. Nicki Minaj posted a cute picture of her mom posing with Rihanna on her Instagram page.
“Mommy and Rhi,” she captioned the fierce snap.
Carol recently opened up about raising Nicki in a post for Essence this past Mother’s Day and admitted that while she hoped Nicki would have a gospel singing career, she’s proud of her daughter’s success.
“If I had my way, she’d be singing gospel or something, but I wanted her to be whatever she wanted to be. I support her in whatever she would like to be,” Carol wrote. “I always tell my children to persevere. If they keep pressing toward what they want, it’s going to happen. A superstar needs to be in touch with their gifts. There’s a certain measure of humility that they must keep as they go forward.”