Nicki Minaj is nominated for three awards at the 2015 AMAs.
Nicki Minaj is nominated for three awards at the 2015 AMAs.
Photographer Howard Huang

As the 2015 American Music Awards were kicking off there weren't many hip-hoppers representing on the red carpet. Twitter only acknowledged a few ladies that came through, but they did look mighty nice. Of those nominated for awards this year, only Nicki Minaj was seen at the beginning of the show, no one else making a public red carpet appearance (that we know of). The two Hip-Hop/Rap categories are Favorite Artist, which included Drake, Fetty Wap and Nicki Minaj. For Favorite Album, J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint. Nicki is also up for the coveted Artist of the Year award.

Nicki Minaj, who is nominated for both Favorite Album and Favorite Artist in the Hip-Hop/Rap category has a quick reaction documented during J Lo's rendition of the “Anaconda” sample.

Ciara may be one of the front runners for best dressed wearing a beautiful frock and looking relaxed.

Karrueche & Christina Milian came in together and looked absolutely complementary and put together.

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