By Kate Ward
November 21, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST


It’s not quite pulling a Kanye, but Nicki Minaj did interrupt tonight’s American Music Awards to promote her upcoming debut album, Pink Friday. While presenting the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, Minaj interrupted fellow presenter Taio Cruz — who was seconds away from announcing the winner in the category, Rihanna — in order to announce the Nov. 22 release of the album. Sure, it might have been rude, but then again, there are far more obnoxious ways to promote your work.