Demi Lovato Thinks Nicki Minaj Threw Shade At Her, Which Is Surprising Given Their History
With the sheer amount of A-listers in attendance at the 2016 Met Gala, there's bound to be some juicy celeb drama, right? Well, that perceived ~drama~ was delivered this week by none other than Demi Lovato, who called out Nicki Minaj for seemingly throwing shade at her on the Met Gala red carpet.
It all started when the "Anaconda" rapper Instagrammed a photo of herself, Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott, and Lovato at the event — and tagged Scott and Moschino in the pic, but not Lovato. The "Really Don't Care" singer then took to Snapchat and shared a ~thinking~ selfie with the caption, "When you aren't mentioned in an Instagram post but didn't do sh*t to the person." She also Instagrammed a photo of Minaj appearing to give her some severe side-eye on the carpet, captioning the pic:
This picture pretty much summed up my first and probably last met #cool #sof*ckingawkward #notforme #sweatpants #forensicfiles #whatsgood. p.s. some of y'all need to learn how to take a joke.. I'm obviously laughing at the fact that 1. I look incredibly awkward and 2. That the shade being thrown in this picture actually gives me life.
While Lovato might be "obviously laughing" at the supposed shade, the fact that she posted about it on several different social media accounts would suggest that she's not exactly sweeping it all under the rug.
TBH, this whole alleged feud and Lovato's publicly passive-aggressive response to it had me curious if there had ever been any bad blood between these two in the past. The random shade-throwing appeared to come out of nowhere, considering both the rapper and singer had vocalized nothing but love for one another before. Like, they even tweeted about how much they loved each other in 2014:
Interestingly enough, however, their subsequent relationships with Iggy Azalea could be a point of contention. There was that time that Minaj maybe-shaded Azalea at the BET Awards for not writing her own raps (of note: Minaj denied shading anyone), and Lovato and Azalea are such good friends that the singer is a bridesmaid in the "Problem" rapper's upcoming wedding to Nick Young.
Still, is this enough beef to warrant any kind of perceived feud? Did Nicki Minaj purposely decide not to tag Demi Lovato in the pic — as in, was she even throwing shade in the first place, or did Lovato just interpret it that way? And what, if anything, actually went down between the two at the Met Gala? Minaj has yet to respond to any of Lovato's claims, so it looks like we'll just have to wait and see on this one. Though I wouldn't be surprised, if, a few days later, we see these two taking some kind of "all is well, let's troll the media" Instagram selfie together. Just sayin'.