Nicki Minaj Explains That MTV VMAs Wardrobe Malfunction
Was it intentional? Was it a publicity stunt? Nope, it was just very unfortunate for the 'butt-ass naked' rapper...
Nicki Minaj was almost victim to a seriously exposing wardrobe malfunction during her recent performance at the MTV VMAs, where she had to - quite literally - hold her dress together.
The 'Anaconda' singer has now explained all during a chat with Ellen DeGeneres, revealing that it wasn't planned but a stubborn zip that just wouldn't do up.
“I had about 40 or 50 seconds to change from the ‘Anaconda’ outfit into the ‘Bang Bang’ outfit and I don’t know why … originally I was going to have a skirt wrapped around the green ['Anaconda' performance two-piece."
"But then when I realized that Jessie and Ariana were wearing black-and-white, I didn’t want to ruin the shot with me wearing a green bra and them wearing black-and-white,” she explained.
“So I was like, ‘I have to put on a black dress really quickly,’ and sure enough, we didn’t have a real quick change right there so it was literally my whole team standing there, holding curtains around me and it was pitch-black and I couldn’t see anything and right before it was time for me to walk out, they went to zip it up and nothing. And right there I thought I died.”
But instead of causing a fuss, Nicki strutted onto the stage flawlessly rapping her verse as she held for dear life onto her dress. Did we mention she wasn't wearing any underwear?
“I didn’t have any underwear on — no underwear, no bra — ’cause I had just taken off the ‘Anaconda’ outfit, so I was butt-ass naked,” she said.
Rather aptly Ellen has thought ahead for the next time this happens, and gifted Nicki with a supersize safety pin, just in case!