MTV VMAs: Jonah Hill, Nicki Minaj Share Awkward Exchange (Video)
A dialogue about the "Superbad" actor's weight loss falls flat.
Jonah Hill and Nicki Minaj shared several awkward moments during their presentation of the best pop video award at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday.
Their conversation focused on Hill's recent weight loss and whether he could still be funny now that he's slimmed down.
Minaj, donning a bright pink, yellow and blonde wig and dressed in a colorful ensemble that had stuffed animals attached to it, began the conversation with, "Hey Jonah, you look great. Have you lost some weight?"
Hill responded, "Yeah I have. The only thing now is that people keep saying, 'Now that you've lost weight, you're probably not funny anymore.' "
Minaj, "That's not true. You're probably just as funny as you ever were. I mean here, why don't you tell a joke right now."
Hill then told a "why did the chicken cross the road" joke with the punchline, "He did it for fitness."
Minaj tells him his joke isn't funny and he feigns anger, "It's not funny? It's not funny that the chicken wanted to change his lifestyle, become a little healthier? Is it funny instead of getting a pat on the back, the chicken gets a bunch of jerks tweeting that he's not funny anymore?
"Maybe the chicken should just drop dead at 40 so you can laugh a little. He's the same chicken Nicki! He's just healthier! He's the same chicken!"