Nicki minaj: “channing tatum is sexy as hell”

Week after week, Nicki Minaj judges singing hopefuls on “American Idol,” but with the 2013 MTV Movie Awards only days away, we wanted her to judge something else: the beefy hotness of the fellas up for Best Shirtless Performance on Sunday night.

Even with the tantalizing talents of Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), Daniel Craig (“Skyfall”), Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”), Christian Bale (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and Ted (“Ted”) up for the prize, Minaj seemed pretty dead-set on who she’s hoping takes home a Golden Popcorn when the show goes live from Culver City, California, at 9e/6p Sunday.

“Channing Tatum is sexy as hell,” she told MTV News, quite enthusiastically. “Taylor [Lautner] might [have] the best abs, but Channing, overall, is something sexy, honey.”

Believe it or not, “This Is the End” star Seth Rogen also gave props to Magic Mike’s killer six-pack, pondering its greatness. “What is that muscle? I’ve literally never seen that muscle,” he joked. “I would vote for Channing, honestly,” he said. “I mean, that’s crazy that he looks like that.”

However, there’s one woman who felt that Batman’s enemy, Bane, deserved some love, offering up her support to the snubbed Tom Hardy. “I’m pretty pissed off that Christian Bale is nominated for ‘Dark Knight Rises’ and not Tom Hardy,” “Snooki & JWoww” star JWoww told MTV. “Even though Tom was not completely shirtless, he was still hotter in his Bane sexy outfit.”

As for Rogen’s take on Batman’s shirtless hotness, he added, “Compared to Channing? Jesus. Come on.”

See for yourself who takes home shirtless honours Sunday night at 9e/6p at the MTV Movie Awards.