Nicki Minaj gave fans behind-the-scenes footage of her preparing for the Billboard Music Awards. From dance rehearsals to the red carpet to backstage at the event, we get a firsthand look at Nicki preparing for the big show. 

She picked up three awards at this year's event, winning Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album. Nicki performed her track "High School" with Lil Wayne at this year's show—and all that twerking on-stage got fans going crazy.

Watch the visuals above.

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