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Jennifer Lopez Performs ‘Anaconda,’ Fails to Charm Nicki Minaj

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It's been a great night for fans of 2000s-era J Lo, as she kicked off her American Music Awards hosting duties with a (nearly) acapella rendition of "Waiting For Tonight," then followed it up with a tribute to the year's most popular songs that included lots of old-school dance moves, as well as an entirely sequined unitard.

There was one audience member, however, who Jennifer Lopez failed to delight with her performance. Though Nicki Minaj has a history of not looking pleased at awards shows (except, of course when she's reciting Maya Angelou), when the camera cut to her face during the "Anaconda" segment, Nicki reacted with a slight tight-lipped grimace and an unaffected head-swish:

To be fair, however, it's still a more pleasant expression than the one she had while presenting the award for best pop rock duo/band to Niall Horan, which basically says, "Who even are you, tiny baby man-child?"