June 27, 2011 06:38:07 GMT
Before announcing Kanye West as the recipient of the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist award, the 'Baby' hitmaker tells the 'Moment 4 Life' raptress he can handle her curves.
Justin Bieber gets flirty with Nicki Minaj while on-stage at 2011 BET Awards. On Sunday night, June 26, the "Never Say Never" singer took the stage inside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to present the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist kudo with the "Your Love" raptress, and he made use the moment to hit on his fellow presenter.
Both Justin and Nicki first hit the stage with a small group of their fans, the "Beliebers" and the "Barbies". They got engaged in a light-hearted battle about their fan bases before Justin mentioned he is almost 18. When Nicki then asked him if he can handle curves, the teen pop sensation confidently replied, "Yes, I can."
Justin and Nicki later announced that Kanye West beat the likes of B.o.B, Drake and Lil Wayne and Rick Ross for the Male Hip-Hop Artist award. Before taking the stage, Justin tweeted, "Having a great time at the #betawards. Getting ready to get on stage with my girl @nickiminaj."
2011 BET Awards saw Chris Brown nailing five kudos that included FANdemonium Award, Viewers' Choice and Video of the Year. Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba won Best Actress and Actor respectively, while Serena Williams was honored with Sportswoman of the Year. A little mix-up occurred when the winner of the Viewers' Choice was announced.