Nicki Minaj, Lil' Wayne, and Young Money accept the award for best group at the BET Awards. (Photo/AP)
Nicki Minaj, Lil' Wayne, and Young Money accept the award for best group at the BET Awards. (Photo/AP)
Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, and Young Money accept the award for best group at the BET Awards. (Photo/AP)

(New Zealand Herald) – After nearly four hours of prizes, performances and the occasional bleeped expletive, the 2014 BET Awards came to a close.

When it was all over, Pharrell Williams had two trophies, as did newcomer August Alsina, and Lil Wayne dropped the mike, apparently breaking it.

Here’s a look at some of the memorable moments that emerged from Sunday night’s ceremony, broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre on BET:

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Accepting her fifth consecutive award for female hip-hop artist, Nicki Minaj gave a rambling speech in which she said she was recently near death.

“The other day, literally I didn’t tell anybody this, I really thought I was about to die. Like, I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn’t even want to call the ambulance because I thought, `Well if I call the ambulance, it’s going to be on TMZ,’” Minaj said, as some of the audience laughed.

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