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    Nicki Minaj Introduced Her Mom At The BET Awards

    World, meet Nicki's mom.

    Tonight all eyes were on Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill as they performed together at the BET Awards.

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    And the #Omeeka fans were here for it.

    But Nicki debuted another important figure in her life on the red carpet tonight — her mother, Carol Maraj.

    Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images for BET
    Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

    (And we were here for her, too.)

    As she accepted the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Minaj introduced her mother to the world, and then thanked her.

    I just wanted to really bring my mommy up, because I always talk about my mommy and this is the first time the world is getting to see her. 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.

    Watch the full speech below:

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