You may have noticed big butts are having a moment again. There’s Jen Selter’s and Rihanna’s Instagram feeds, and Iggy Azaela’s and Beyonce’s pantless stage romps, plus two new rear-themed videos: the NSFW “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj and a tamer teaser called “Booty” by Jennifer Lopez, which dropped earlier this summer. Here, FLARE staffers ask, Who twerks it better?
Matthew Biehl, editorial coordinator: Say what you will about Minaj’s allegedly enhanced behind, but the woman is a seriously versatile twerker—standing up, laying on her stomach, perched against a bannister in the jungle, on Drake’s lap—she can shake a cheek in every position. And that Drake lap-dance at the end? He teased pictures of it over Instagram a few days ago, alluding to his own anaconda. Then, coincidentally (or not), was seen out with Rihanna, after the two had been on a months-long hiatus. A woman—and booty—that can make Rihanna jealous? I don’t see J.Lo pulling that off.
Rachel Heinrichs, senior editor: Can we just pause for a moment on the incredible fact that J.Lo is 45. 45! My behind wasn’t that high and tight when I was 15. She wins for her magical ratio of age-to-tautness alone. Plus, she booty pops like a lady. Unlike Minaj in her various stringy things, Lopez opts for tasteful printed tights and sequined hot pants. As for Drake? J.Lo is newly single. Just saying.