Nicki Minaj, 34, “broke the internet” on Thursday evening after she uploaded to her Instagram photos of herself partying with supermodel Bella Hadid, 20, at the highly anticipated 24th annual amfAR Gala in Cannes, France. The photos received a total of more than a million “likes” overnight.
One of the photos shows Minaj channeling her inner vampire as she cozied up to Bella amid boisterous fun at the amfAR Gala, a charity event that took place at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
Minaj appears in the photo about to nibble Hadid’s neck, vampire-style.
“#BreakTheInternet with my Bella @bellahadid #VampireInCannes,” she captioned the photo.
Minaj performed at the gala and shared a photo of herself on Instagram after the performance. She changed from her custom Roberto Cavalli couture gown into a custom Balmain ensemble before she hit the stage to perform a medley of songs, including “No Frauds,” and “Swish, Swish.”
“Just performed in this epic #Balmain ensemble. #AmfarGALA #Cannes,” she shared in Instagram.
This year’s amfAR Gala distinguished itself primarily in the area of saucy and raunchy fashion.
Once again, Bella Hadid stole the show in the increasingly fierce competition for who gets to bare the most while sustaining an impression of being actually dressed up. The 20-year-old flashed more skin than any other star in an intricately jeweled Ralph & Russo couture gown. The white gown left her bust mostly bare.
Minaj also held her own, flashing side-boobs generously on the red carpet at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Thursday night.
Shanina Shaik competed closely with Hadid, dressed in a silvery chain mail gown slit on both sides and offering extra side-boobs to the cameras.
Hadid was later pictured partying at the star-studded amfAR gala after-party held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The brunette beauty was photographed swigging straight from a champagne bottle before hitting the dance floor with Nicki for a fun-filled, carefree night.
Minaj and Bella rocked the sexiest outfits at the party. Bella turned heads in a precariously slashed white dress. She barely avoided a wardrobe malfunction as she revealed her crotch clad in a matching underwear on various occasions.
Nicki, for her part, was dressed in a plunging, black Roberto Cavalli couture design with a lace corset. Bella later changed into a sexy-looking knitted gown, which was a white crochet maxi dress with an open back and split hem by the Welsh fashion designer Julien Macdonald, according to the Daily Mail.
Minaj also later changed into a glitter embellished dress with a red striped pattern.
Minaj and Hadid partied hard all night, guzzling champagne. It was in the midst of the fun that Minaj cozied up to Hadid, channeling her inner vampire.
Nicki is currently single. She spoke recently about rumors that she was dating Nas. Minaj appeared to admit that she was dating the rapper but claimed she wasn’t doing the “nasty” stuff with him because she’s been avoiding sex lately.
“We didn’t do the [nasty] because I’m just chillin’ right now,” she said, according to Hollywood Life.
“I’m celibate,” she declared. “I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men. But I might make an exception to the rule for him because he’s so dope.”
Bella Hadid, for her part, has been the subject of rumors that she is literally crushing on the new heavyweight boxing champion, the 27-year-old British-Nigerian Anthony Joshua.
Rumors of a budding romance between Hadid and Joshua were sparked after they were reportedly caught flirting on social media.
“She’s finally ready to fall in love again,” a source reportedly told Hollywood Life. “She’s enjoying being single, working and being independent — but she also misses having a boyfriend who loves her. Bella is in a happy place and has set her eyes on the champ, Anthony.”
Other A-list actors and models who were at the AmfAR Gala included Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Cindy Bruna, Winnie Harlow, Rita Ora, “Hot Felon” Jeremy Meeks, Philipp Plein, Irina Shayk, Elsa Hosk and Hana Jirickova.
Eva Longoria and David Beckham shared quality time at the party, and so did Australian model Shanina and British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.
The American Foundation for AIDS Research’s (amfAR) 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala is a charity event to raise money to fight AIDS worldwide. The event, which was also held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in 2016 during that year’s Cannes Film Festival, raised more than $25 million in a single night, according to the New York Times.
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