Birdman, Slim, and Nicki Minaj Honored at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Birdman, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, and Nicki Minaj

It was a big night for the YMCMB family. The hip-hop crew was honored during a star-studded evening at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Manhattan Center in New York City on Thursday night.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams were named BMI Icons. The brothers, who co-founded Cash Money Records in 1991, received an all-star tribute, which included performances by Kevin Rudolf, DJ Khaled, Mystikal, Future, Curren$y, Ace Hood, Busta Rhymes, Turk, Mannie Fresh, and Juvenile, who performed his classic “Back That Azz Up.”

“I dedicate my soul and my life and I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for Dwayne motherfuckin’ Carter,” said Birdman as Lil Wayne stood behind him. “Once thing when you see with us, you see loyalty.”

Nicki Minaj and Benny Blanco shared the award for Songwriter of the Year, while “Starships” earned Song of the Year honors. Trina paid homage to her fellow femcee by covering “Moment 4 Life.”

Hit-Boy took home Producer of the Year and Machine Gun Kelly won the BMI Social Star Award.

“#bmirnbhiphopawards like 7 awards tonite i think. I llost count. And cash money is being honored. Thx bmi,” tweeted Nicki.

See photos and footage from the salute to Cash Money below.

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14 Comments

  1. nicko

    Nic STAY WINNING !

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  2. ♪►Muzzac◄♪

    KEEP WINNIN’ QUEEN I’M SO PROUD OF YOU, YOU INSPIRE ME SO MUCH PLUS MANY OTHERS! YOUR WORK ETHIC AND TALENT IS UNMATCHED AND THAT’S WHY I LOVE YOU, AND YOU DON’T TAKE NO BULL SHIT. YOU ALSO SHOW THAT YOU CAN OUT DO ALL THESE DUDES IN THE GAME! LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS! #TeamMinaj 4 Life!

    LOVE YOU ONIKA♥

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  3. CHRIS

    Sean Kingston looking like Wolvorine with that beard

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  4. Tim

    Nicki may never everyone’s preference, but her success should be acknowledged. I do believe that she has major potential too leave behind a legacy, & I remind you I said POTENTIAL (meaning she does still have a lot of work too do) but she’s on her way.

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  5. Slayoncè

    how can she be in the game for only 3 years and holds the most award as a female rapper.
    Those other rap hoes should be ashamed.

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    Bobby Reply:

    @Slayoncè, Cuz she sold out and became pop. Not hating – I like her – can’t knock the hustle but that’s just the truth. She might be the smartest but she is a far cry from the realest.

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    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Bobby, Cause she stayed true to her words, goal and vision and accomplished what she said she’ll do 5-6 years prior.

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    STAN THE FAN Reply:

    @Bobby, Sold out? What does this abused phrase mean? Sold out to who? Nic said from the moment she entered the game that her goal was being the new queen of Hip Hop, but that she wasn’t going to stop there. That she loves pop music and appreciates it as well and that she’d experiment in that field. She’s done ALL she said she would. The only thing she’s selling out as a result is arena tours, features, & cds….

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  6. Os

    Congartz to Nicki,and all the other on there awards.

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  7. kate

    everyone knows that she is talentless

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  9. Jaheem

    So the whole of Cash Money (the big artists anyway) all showed up.. apart from the biggest right now.. Drake

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  11. Dawnna

    i think they were and still are all amazing and so talented….congratulations to Y.M.C.M.B…and Cash Money Records..I love you all

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