Miley Cyrus Takes On Nicki Minaj’s Infamous ‘Anaconda’ Single Cover

What constitutes an iconic image in a day and age where we’re inundated with more photos and memes than we can actually process? It’s hard to say, but like pornography, we know it when we see it. Also like pornography, Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” single cover makes quite a first impression. Perhaps you’d call it iconic. Cut to:

Miley Cyrus has been sharing fan-made photos of her face photoshopped onto Minaj’s “Anaconda” body… and it appears as if Minaj might not exactly be thrilled.

Cyrus began by sharing this:

[Caption: “#dontwantnoneunlessyougotbunzhun @nickiminaj”]

She continued with the humorously superior:

[Caption: “Yes yes yes yes yes @nickiminaj”]

And she ended with shameless self-promotion:

For her part, Minaj responded by posting one of these photos with the caption, “Give me one good reason why Miley made this her twitter avi. #AnacondaOniTunes.”

It’s hard to tell for sure, but is Minaj mad that Cyrus shared this photo? It seems like she maybe is? And given her recent remarks about how it’s “angelic” and “acceptable” for white women to show their butts while she faced heavy criticism, it certainly seems like she could be taking issue with this.

[Caption: “No chill ZONE!!!!”]

There is perhaps something not-quite-right about whitening Minaj’s body and putting the head of a known cultural appropriator on top of it, so if Minaj is annoyed, she has good reason. Then again, when it comes to the mysteries of celebrity beef on social media, it is perhaps wisest not to even try figuring out who’s thinking what.