Nicki Minaj was presented with the Game Changer award at the 2019 Billboard Women in Music ceremony, and she paid tribute to Juice Wrld while accepting the award.

Nicki shared a story about collaborating with Juice Wrld and being on tour together, stating,

“I had a great conversation with him one day and while we walked to the stage he held my hand and told me to stay calm and to pray. He said he had been trying to do just that. I was so shocked to hear him, of all people, tell me that. But right there in that moment with him telling me that, I actually did feel calm. And I felt like, what am I actually worried about?”

Nicki then sent her condolences to Juice Wrld’s family and friends, and she urged people struggling with addiction to get help. She also urged people to be more forgiving and understanding, especially of celebrities who Nicki feels have to be perfect all the time.