Demi Lovato Laughs Off Nicki Minaj Side-Eye, Apparent Shade

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Demi Lovato is an advocate for body confidence and someone who tries to use her own experiences to help others overcome substance abuse issues.

In other words: she doesn't have time for petty celebrity feuds.

Demi Lovato: 2016 Costume Institute Gala
Nicki Minaj: 2016 Costume Institute Gala

Especially when it's unclear whether or not those celebrity feuds even exist.

Shortly after the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday, Nicki Minaj shared a photo on Instagram of herself, Lovato and fashion designer Jeremy Scott.

The latter designed the gowns both stars wore on the red carpet of the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology–themed event.

Because the rapper tagged Scott, but did not mention Lovato in the photo, buzz has circulated online over whether or not Minaj was throwing shade at her fellow artist.

How did Demi respond to the incident?

First, she jumped on Snapchat and seemingly hinted at Minaj’s slight via a funny-filtered selfie and a caption that read:

“When you aren’t mentioned in a post but didn’t do s--t to the person."

Later, the “Confident” crooned posted a picture of Minaj throwing some serious side-eye her way and made it clear that she didn't exactly have a blast at the 2016 MET Gala.

“This picture pretty much summed up my first and probably last met,” she wrote as a caption, adding a number of hashtags, including “#whatsgood,” the amazing line Minaj used against Miley Cyrus in their onstage showdown at the 2015 Video Music Awards

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But Lovato then updated her Instagram message to insist that she really could not care less about whatever Nicki Minaj thinks or does.

“Some of y'all need to learn how to take a joke,” she wrote.

“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."

We don't exactly think this alleged feud has any legs.

However, a couple other controversies did come out of the Gala:

But, hey, Beyonce's less famous sister did not shove anyone in an elevator this year.

So that's progress, you know?

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Demi Lovato Biography

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Dallas, Texas
Full Name
Demetria Devonne Lovato

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I hope to do a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson. [She] has been my idol growing.

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I'm very uncoordinated. I'm surprised I don't fall onstage more.

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