Did Nicki Minaj Throw Major Shade at Jennifer Lopez's AMA Opener?

Maybe her anaconda don't.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but not for Nicki Minaj.

The hip hop artist was simply not having it when American Music Awards host Jennifer Lopez danced to her chart topper "Anaconda."

Or was she? Despite giving major side eye, Minaj rushed to her defense on Twitter to clarify that she was innocently looking off-camera. 

We do have to wonder, at the very least, why the dance didn't cause Minaj to crack a smile. J-Lo was celebrating the song's success, not bashing it. And if there's anyone whose booty can rival that of Minaj's, it's J-Lo. 

That being said, we certainly don't want to pit these talented women against each other. 

Do you think Nicki's shade was intentional or just an unfortunate moment in face sneer history? Let us know in the comment section!


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