Jennifer Lopez’s Next-Level “Dinero” Manicure Is Worth a Double Take at the Billboard Music Awards

Lauren Valenti

Tonight, at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Jennifer Lopez will perform her and Cardi B’s new single “Dinero” alongside DJ Khaled. And adding to the hype on the red carpet, the singer debuted a bedazzled, cold-hard cash manicure by her nail artist Tom Bachik.

Sparkling against her mauve reptile Roberto Cavalli dress and matching clutch, Lopez’s talons were emblazoned with a variety of one hundred-dollar bill decals and dotted with micro rhinestones to light-catching effect. Invoking ‘90s nostalgia, the singer’s currency-green acrylics bring to mind rapper Lil’ Kim’s infamous “money nails,” which were inspired by her verse on Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s 1995 rap hit “Get Money,” and recently exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art.

While Lopez’s tips are often ornately decorated, she very well could have kicked things up a notch in the spirit of her co-collaborator Cardi, a fellow Bronx-born diva with a flair for next-level nail art. After all, when the two Top 40 fixtures first met last fall, Lopez pleaded to examine the hip-hop star’s signature razor-sharp talons up close. No matter the story behind her Benjamins-printed nails, let’s be clear: There’s no more fitting accoutrement for merengue-ing to the money, bachata-ing to the bank.

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