'She's cute,' rapper tells MTV News of 'Twilight' actress.
By Ryan J. Downey, with reporting by Eric Ditzian
Everyone saw the way Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner bonded at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. But behind the scenes, their "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" co-star Kristen Stewart was doing some bonding of her very own -- albeit of a very different sort.
During one of the night's many wins for "Twilight," Stewart accepted the award for Best Female Performance from a bearded Ashton Kutcher and rapper Nicki Minaj. When MTV News caught up with Minaj backstage at the Gibson Amphitheatre immediately after she handed over Stewart's Golden Popcorn, she filled us in on something about her and Kristen that viewers at home wouldn't have otherwise known.
"[Kristen] had shoes on that didn't hurt her feet. And she didn't care that they looked really kind of crusty," Minaj pointed out. "But I did too! I had my Uggs on backstage.
"So that made me bond with her," she added. "She's cute."
A fast friendship with another female celebrity in an awards-show setting isn't unprecedented for Minaj. The Young Money rapper chatted with "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards earlier this year. In fact, Minaj declared herself "obsessed" with Snooki, and Snooki relayed the same sentiment right back.
Her outgoing elbow-rubbing isn't confined to fellow females, of course. "Ashton Kutcher is a lot of fun," she said of the newly minted "Two and a Half Men" star and her co-presenter. "We're cool."
The always-fashionable performer has gotten increasingly used to public speaking outside of her musical performances, as evidenced by her complete lack of pre-show jitters at Movie Awards.
"I wasn't nervous at all today — for one of the only times I can remember," she said. "This was fun!"
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