There's been something on my mind ever since I first watched Equestria Girls for myself. Why did Sunset Shimmer associate herself with Snips and Snails and ordered them around? Did they find her cute, did she threaten them with blackmail of something embarrassing they did, or were they just that dumb that they followed her regardless of the consequences like they did with Trixie in the show?
That would seem to be the case, though I do like how in Rainbow Rocks Sunset regretted doing that during their rapping scene when she and the others watch on in disgust (minus Pinkie Pie/Sonata) and Sunset's expression of "Why DID I associate myself with those idiots!?!" really takes the cake!