Cher praised Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRomney: Trump asking Ukraine to investigate political rival 'would be troubling in the extreme' Pelosi: Whistleblower complaint 'must be addressed immediately' Democrats must embrace Israel and denounce anti-Semitism in the party MORE as an "icon" Wednesday night as the entertainer and California Democrat received VH1 Trailblazer Honors.

"We hear the word 'icon' a lot, you know, describing people like me, and as far as I’m concerned, the one true icon in this room tonight is the woman we’re honoring,” Cher said according to the Hollywood Reporter.


The 72-year-old singer, who has been a constant and harsh critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE, lauded Pelosi for changing the optics of a country “run almost exclusively by old white guys,” and for championing progressive causes like ObamaCare and LGBT rights.

"When I see Trump spew his hate and tell his gazillion lies, I get pissed off and I feel uneasy at the same time,” she said. “I see Nancy come on TV and I think, 'OK, this is all good, Nancy is in the house.’”

Just last month, Cher urged Pelosi in a tweet to “let [Trump] have his f—ing money” for a border wall in order to end the government shutdown.

On Wednesday, she said she wants to be “just like” the 78-year-old Pelosi “when I grow up.”

“Because of her and other strong women like her, soon there will be a woman president,” Cher said. “She gives me hope and courage and she is elegant and formidable and when I grow up I want to be just like her."

Pelosi also gave a nod to Cher during her own acceptance speech.

"I’m honored to receive this Trailblazer award from a trailblazer — the goddess of rock,” she said. “Thank you for all that you do to make the world a better place."

The Democrat also spoke about her efforts to advance women’s issues and combat workplace sexual assault, and called on “all Americans” to join her in mobilizing for those causes.

"The outside mobilization is what makes good things happen. We need everyone to be trailblazers — together to advance a more equal, more inclusive, fair future for America's future and for all Americans,” she said. “Thank you for being trailblazers and making a difference."

Among those also honored at the ceremony were director Ava DuVernay, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, and author Margaret Atwood.