One of the few things that seemed to overshadow Kim Kardashian's naked magazine cover spread for Paper magazine were the memes that followed.
During an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show, Nick explained the mashup and defended all the haters slamming the E! reality star's decision to go bare.
Nick explained how the picture came about, and how he was encouraging it from the get-go.
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"That was his idea," he explained, talking about when Joe posted it on his Instagram account. "We were out in the city the other night and obviously it was the day Kim's shoot came out and he pulled it up on his phone and said, ‘Oh my God someone just sent me this.' And I said you have to post that right now, you have no choice and he did and I think it's one of his most liked pictures on Instagram now."
The singer also admitted that he's "a booty man," so there's that!
When asked if that is his favorite part on a woman's body, he said, "Yeah, why not? It's beautiful."
Oh, Nick, as if we needed another reason to adore you…
Meanwhile, Kim herself has since spoken out about the scandalous photoshoot during a guest appearance on Australia's The Project.
"As a role model I'm not saying anyone else should do that, but for me it was an art project and it taught me to do what you want to do," she explained.
"I'm never one to preach, but I felt really positive and really good about myself. I love the photos, I did it for me. I hope other people like them.'