2011 is the year big butts came roaring back and now top the booty pyramid. They've never gone completely out of style, but now huge butts are everywhere: Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Coco, Michelle Obama...the list goes on. Now, if you want the biggest butts, you'll find them dancing in the world of hip-hop. After a lot of photo research, soul-searching and heated debate, MTV Clutch has narrowed down the five best hip-hop booties of 2011. Who knows, they may be the best hip-hop booties of the next decade.
5. Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez's Puerto Rican rump has been famous for awhile. In 2003, "South Park" even paid tribute to it in an episode called "Fat Butt and Pancake Head." But her booty fell off the map a little during her marriage and childbearing time. This year it made a comeback with "American Idol," a fresh divorce and her fourth top 10 album. J.Lo may have been named People's Most Beautiful person, but her booty doesn't top our list. We give it a three out of five butt stars. It's just not that big. She really needs to have one more kid and lay off the marathons if she ever wants to be a serious contender.
4. LoLa Monroe
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Booty babe LoLa Monroe got her start as a video vixen, with appearances in music videos by the likes of Wale, 50 Cent, Kanye West and more. In 2010, she moved beyond that by starring in the full-length film called "Video Girl." All of that based on her ass--making it her bread and BUTTer. However, her booty is just a launching pad. This year she signed to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Records and was a BET Awards Best Female Hip Hop Artist 2011 nominee. You may not have heard of her ass before, but we guarantee you'll be hearing about all of her real soon.
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The word "bootylicious" is often used to describe Beyoncé. Her former musical group Destiny's Child released a hit song with that same name. Since announcing her pregnancy in August 2011, it's the first time her bump in the front has gotten more attention then her bump in the back.
Not wanting fans to forget her booty this year, Beyoncé bared her butt performing at the 2011 Glastonbury Music Festival (see above). Wardrobe malfunction, perhaps? We don't think Beyoncé makes mistakes when dealing with her best ASSet.
2. Amber Rose
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Amber Rose and her butt are best known for their high-profile relationships with rappers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa. The duo (she and her booty) have also become video vixens with appearances in such music videos as Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like," Young Jeezy's "Vacation," Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack" and Fabolous' "You Be Killin' Em." In November 2011, Rose ensured a spot on this list by becoming the spokes-booty for Smirnoff's newest flavors, Whipped and Fluffed. Let the whipped and fluffed butt jokes begin!
1. Nicki Minaj
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Nicki Minaj is an easy pick to top this list. No lady in hip-hop has rode her booty higher on the fame ladder than her this year, or in recent memory. At the 2011 AMAs, she performed her his "Super Bass" in a transformer-type outfit, complete with speakers on her butt, turning it into a super-ass. Most people don't know that Nicki's butt is actually another one of her alter egos. It's called Puff the Magic Ass.
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