Drake to Billboard Music Awards host Vanessa Hudgens during acceptance speech: 'You look amazing'

Drake took a moment while accepting his 12th award of the night at Sunday's (March 21) Billboard Music Awards to make sure that co-host Vanessa Hudgens knew that her style on the evening had not gone unappreciated.

"Vanessa Hudgens, you look amazing," Drizzy opined, to roaring audience reception.

One person in the crowd was not so amused: Nicki Minaj, who was captured in her seat responding with (likely mock) incredulity: "Excuse me? What about me?"

Eagle-eyed BBMAs viewers on Twitter also noted that Drake had taken particular notice of Hudgens earlier, in a reaction shot of his captured in response to her rapping of Nicki Minaj's "Monster" guest verse.

Drake also used the opportunity to settle long-expired beef with the show's other host, Ludacris. "I know we haven't always seen eye to eye," he recalled, likely referring to a minor on-record 2011 back-and-forth, but offered for the record, "I got a lot of love for you."

Later, Hudgens joked on stage that she would be heading to Drake's after party post-BBMAs, asking, "I'm invited, right?"

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Co-hosts Ludacris (L) and Vanessa Hudgens speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Rapper Drake (C) accepts the Top Artist award onstage with songwriters, producers and father Dennis Graham during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artist John Legend performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Actor/singer Cher performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons speaks in tribute to the late Chris Cornell (shown on screen). REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Rapper Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artists Billy Ray Cyrus (L) and Noah Cyrus attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Music group BTS and singer Halsey (C) attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artists Drake (L) and DJ Khaled attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Producer Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaks onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Actors Ed Helms (L) and Kevin Hart speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Jason Derulo (C) performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: (L-R) Musicians Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers, Halsey, and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers accept Top Collaboration for 'Closer' onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Camila Cabello performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artists Desiigner (L) and Drake attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artist Julia Michaels (C) performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Camila Cabello attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Polk/BBMA2017/Getty Images for DCP)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artist Julia Michaels (C) performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Drake attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Polk/BBMA2017/Getty Images for DCP)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Musicians Brian Kelley (L) and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line accept Top Country Song for 'H.O.L.Y.' onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields (L) and TV personality Rachel Lindsay speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: DJ Khaled (L) and actor Ansel Elgort attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Musicians Andrew Taggart (L) and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers perform onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artists Blake Shelton (L) and Gwen Stefani attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artist Lorde (L) and Sonja Yelich attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Actress Ashley Tisdale attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: (L-R) Recording artists Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Actor Josh Duhamel attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Julia Michaels performs "Issues". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - The Chainsmokers perform "Young." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Miley Cyrus performs "Malibu." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Bebe Rexha (L) and DJ Khaled attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: (L-R) Tori Woodward, recording artists Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers, and Haley Rowe attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: (L-R) Recording artists Billy Ray Cyrus and Noah Cyrus, Tish Cyrus, amd Brandi Cyrus attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artist Lorde peforms onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Sam Hunt performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Actors Alexandra Daddario and Ansel Elgort speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Singer Jason Derulo performs. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Kate Beckinsale presents Top Male Artist. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Hosts Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artists Lil Wayne (L) and Nicki Minaj attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Actor Logan Paul (L) and musician Lindsey Stirling speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Miley Cyrus attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Actor Christopher Jordan Wallace (L) and producer Sean 'Diddy' Combs speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Co-host Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Lorde performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Co-hosts Vanessa Hudgens and Ludacris speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Sam Hunt performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - BTS accepts the Top Social Artist award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Drake accepts the award for Top Billboard 200 Album. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Halsey performs onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Julia Michaels (L) and Laura Marano attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Honoree Cher (R) accepts the Billboard Icon Award from singer Gwen Stefani onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singers Brian Kelley (L) and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line perform onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Celine Dion attends the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Co-hosts Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Ludacris speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Actors Olivia Munn (L) and Josh Duhamel attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Co-hosts Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Ludacris speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Prince Michael Jackson speaks onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2017 Billboard Music Awards ? Show - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 21/05/2017 - Florida Georgia Line and John Legend (R) perform. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Recording artist Gwen Stefani, holding the Icon Award, speaks onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Co-hosts Ludacris (L) and Vanessa Hudgens speak onstage during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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