A bizarre chain reaction played out on social media yesterday (July 24) as hot-tempered Twitter users misconstrued Chrissy Teigen's joke as a slight against Nicki Minaj.


Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images Photo: Nicki Minaj at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on April 13, 2014

It all started when Nicki posted the cover art for her single "Anaconda," which features her showing off 99 percent of her butt in a G-string.

Apparently, the Pink Print rapper got a lot of flack about the revealing pic — because she posted a series of photos in which smaller-bootied models show off the same assets, deeming each one "acceptable" in her captions, seemingly trying to to expose a double standard.

One of these photos was Chrissy's Sports Illustrated cover.

"I WILL TAKE ACCEPTABLE," Chrissy tweeted, quoting Nicki’s original message.

Twitter users then revolted, calling Chrissy a "bish" and a "bum hoe" and "built like a boy" in posts which Mrs. John Legend then retweeted.

"I just landed, and I have Nicki Minaj fans going absolutely bats—t on me," she wrote. "No idea why … Landed, saw she posted our cover, called our asses acceptable. Which I took as a compliment, as I know I have no ass."

She continued: "No one is 'dragging' anyone. Can twitter have an age limit? … I don't give one single f—k either way. You kids need the drama then go ahead … You kids are so angry on summer break. Damn, we need a full school year."

For her part, Nicki has had no comment. 

Do you think Chrissy meant any shade? Let us know in the comments below!


Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!