NY rapper Cardi B, 25, made her first public appearance since giving birth to her first child in July.
She went on to share her experiences of singing Franklin's songs at auditions, stating how surprised people were that "some skinny-ass white girl" would choose to "belt out a song by one of the greatest soul singers that ever lived". "Because I thought you playing 'On the Floor, ' and you were playing 'El Anillo.' I can not recognize my own songs".
Shortly after, Nicki Minaj came on stage to collect her award for best hip-hop and she didn't appear happy.
In her acceptance speech, Cardi made a huge statement: 'I had the baby, I carried the baby, and I'm still winning awards!'
She also took the opportunity to praise the other women that were nominated.
The singer beat nominees Beyonce, Drake and Bruno Mars to win Video of the Year for Havana and Artist of the Year at the awards show in New York, USA.
Cardi B was the top contender of the night with 10 nominations.
She added: "All the love.it's genuine, it's attractive, and that's something that God give me that you can't buy".
In 2014, her former band Fifth Harmony were awarded Artist to Watch for Miss Movin' On.
"Don't be coming for Fifth Harmony", she told Tiffany.
There was just one political moment, orchestrated when Logic was joined onstage by young immigrants wearing T-shirts that read, "We are all human beings" to protest the Trump administration's separation of migrant children from their parents after they illegally crossed the U.S. -Mexico border.
Grande also took out the Best Pop award for her video for and thanked her fans, colleagues, and adorably, her, who was sitting in the audience, "for existing." Aw.