Tasha The Amazon Becomes First Female To Win Best Hip Hop Video
Rapper Tasha The Amazon has been forging her own path with her music since breaking into the scene back in 2014. Now the Canadian rapper is again making history, today becoming the first woman to take home the iHeartRadio MMVA for Best Hip Hop Video.
Tasha’s trippy party-centric “Picasso Leaning” has been on heavy rotation since dropping last summer, with the video showcasing the artist’s steely gaze matched only by her rapid fire delivery of poetic guttural punching lyrics.
The hip hop heavyweight was on hand to accept her award, graciously giving credit to the rest of her creative team for coming up with the idea for the “Picasso Leaning” video together and taking the time to tell us about her pre-game drink of choice (Spoiler Alert: it’s tequila).
In previous years, female singers have been featured on MMVA winning videos, including Jully Black with Baby Blue Soundcrew featuring Kardinal Offishall and Sean Paul back in 2001 for “Money Jane,” as well as Nelly Furtado with Swollen Members in 2003 for “Breath.” But with this year’s win, Tasha The Amazon becomes the first female artist to take home the highly coveted award for Best Hip Hop Video, beating out tough competition that included Derek Wise, Sean Leon, TassNata feat Rich Kidd and Tona as well as performer Jazz Cartier.
The 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs are hosted by Alessia Cara and Joe Jonas and feature performances from Camila Cabello, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Jazz Cartier, Niall Horan, DNCE, and Arkells.