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American Music Awards Recap: Nicki Minaj, Usher, Rihanna & More Win Big (VIDEO)

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Nicki Minaj walked away the big winner at last night’s American Music Awards, taking home two awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

The singer was her usual-stylish self, rocking three different wigs and four outfits during the show, where she also performed “Freedom” and later joined Justin Bieber on stage to sing their hit “Beauty and the Beat.”

Other winners included Usher for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, beating out Chris Brown and Trey Songz, Beyonce for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist over Mary J. Blige and Rihanna, and Rihanna’s Talk That Talk, which took home Favorite Soul/R&B Album, beating Chris Brown and Usher.

While Rihanna couldn’t make the show due to her 777 tour, Chris Brown was there and performed with Swizz Beatz and Ludacris. During the performance, Breezy turned heads while stripping down shirtless. Maybe he was gearing up for next modeling gig?

Usher also took the stage, performing a medley of his songs, including “Numb,” “Climax” and “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” to a laser light show around him.

The night ended with PSY performing his song “Opa Gangnam Style,” joined by MC Hammer.

Check out Nicki Minaj’s performance below.

Watch Nicki Minaj “Freedom” Performance Video

See Nicki Minaj’s Fashion Evolution Photos


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