Megan Thee Stallion won best new artist at the 2021 Grammy Awards, beating out fellow nominees Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and Kaytranada. With this win, she became the first female rapper to win best the award since Lauryn Hill in 1999.

Megan accepted her award on the show's outdoor stage from Lizzo and seemed surprised and emotional as she took a minute to get to the stage after sitting in the audience, sporting an orange mask to match her dress, reports

"I don't want to cry," she said  as she celebrated her fellow nominees, calling them all "amazing.”

Amid her thank yous, a car driving by the downtown-Los Angeles set-up could be heard, which she noted.

"It's been a hell of a year, but we made it," she said.

Trevor Noah hosted the 2021 Grammy Awards from downtown L.A., airing live on CBS.