Demi Lovato denies 'shading' Nicki Minaj over an awkward joint photograph from the 2016 Met Gala.
The Heart Attack singer and Nicki both wore outfits by Moschino to the New York fashion event on Monday night (02May16) and posed for pictures standing on either side of designer Jeremy Scott.
Nicki shared an image of the trio on her Instagram account and failed to tag Demi in it. Demi then posted a different picture from the Gala which showed Nicki giving her the evil eye as she approaches the rapper and Jeremy to pose in front of photographers.
In the caption, the 23 year-old revealed she found the whole event so awkward that she wouldn't attend again, writing, "This picture pretty much summed up my first and probably last met... #cool #sof**kingawkward #notforme #sweatpants #forensicfiles #whatsgood." Nicki used the expression "what's good?" to call out Miley Cyrus live onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Demi also posted a selfie to Snapchat and wrote in the caption, "When you aren't mentioned in a post but didn't do s**t to the person..." followed by a crying with laughter emoji.
After fans on social media interpreted her posts as a blast at Nicki, Demi added to her Instagram caption insisting that she wasn't being mean about the Starships singer.
"p.s. some of y'all need to learn how to take a joke," she explained. "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."
She also replied to blogger Perez Hilton on Twitter, writing, "relax.. I didn't shade anyone. If anything I shaded myself from how awkward I look."