When Snooki Met Nicki Minaj At The Grammys

'Jersey Shore' starlet and Young Money rapper become fast friends on the red carpet.

Last year at the Grammys, Snooki held court on the red carpet as MTV News’ guest correspondent, sharing deeply odd and seriously hilarious chats with the likes of Justin Bieber (“Do you get a lot of, like, girls?”) and Katy Perry (“Did you really kiss a girl?”).

Is it any surprise, then, that the “Jersey Shore” star once again found herself in some unlikely and amusing bonding sessions with some of the biggest names in the music business? Perhaps none of her red-carpet interviews was more entertaining than her lengthy convo with [artist id="3055069"]Nicki Minaj[/artist]. They talked fashion, reality TV, awards-show craziness and, by the end, it was hard to tell which gal was more excited about the meeting.

“Did you know that I’m obsessed with her?” Nicki said.

Countered Snooki, “I’m obsessed with Nicki!”

Things got started when Minaj — done up like a safari-inspired bride of Frankenstein — sauntered over, leading Snickers to wonder, “Is this your hair or no?”

“Snooks? What, do you mean to dis my hair?” Nicki said.

“I mean I’m jealous!”

“OK, whatever! I wanted you to wear your pouf today so we could be matching.”

“I did,” confessed Snooki, “but it deflated from the heat, you know what I mean?”

And thus, a friendship was born. It was a long time in the making. Nicki made clear that she’s a big fan of “Jersey Shore,” referencing recent shenanigans on the show and revealing that she’s already made the acquaintance of one of Snooki’s pals.

“Guess who I just spoke to? Pauly D,” she said. “He was basically saying if he could be my valentine, and I finally said yes.”

“That’s cute!” said Snooki, who had even more effusive praise for Nicki’s over-the-top, animal print-heavy outfit.

“I had to do some leopard because I’m ferocious,” Nicki said.

Before she headed inside, the Pink Friday songstress paid the reality star one compliment Snooki is unlikely to forget.

“I’m proud of you,” she said. “You’re doing your thing, and I’m excited.”

What do you think of new BFFs Snooki and Nicki? Let us know in the comments!

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