Watch James Franco Ask Nicki Minaj About Her 'Superb Ass'

Nicki Minaj performs at the 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam on July 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.
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Yes, he was in character.

If you're on the Internet, you've seen a picture of Nicki Minaj's ass-centric "Anaconda" cover. It's just a fact.

So when Minaj stopped by MTV's special VMA preview show, it's no surprise that's all anyone wanted to talk about. Hosted by James Franco (in character as Dave Skylark from the upcoming film The Interview), he asked her a series of questions about that single cover, while Minaj -- jokingly -- gets more and more frustrated. Come for the "super bass" versus "superb ass" jokes, stay for Skylark asking Minaj "If your ass was a tree, what kind of tree would it be?"

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Elsewhere in the segment, Skylark tries forcing Jason Derulo to sing his own name, and learns that Iggy Azalea is in fact from Australia, not Austria. Watch below: