Nicki Minaj had a wardrobe malfunction on stage at the MTV VMAs as she performed alongside Ariana Grande and Jessie J. See the video that has gone viral and out what the rapper had to say in the aftermath.

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It seems just about inevitable that an award show will have a wardrobe malfunction. It’s just a matter of who it happens to and whether or not it’s broadcast on television and, if in that case, just how major is it.

It was the performance that opened this year’s MTV VMAs at The Forum in Inglewood, California, and billed as an epic performance that included the joint single of Nicki Minaj alongside the singers Ariana Grande and Jessie J.

After she gave the expected eyebrow raising performance of her song ‘Anaconda’ complete with plenty of twerking and displaying her famous derriere as she wore what appeared to be little more than emerald green bra and panties, she next took to the stage clutching a very short little black dress. Clutching is the operative phrase here as you can see in the video below. One can imagine the stress of having to literally hold it together while trying to perform live for a global audience.

Backstage after the performance, several celebrity news outlets have reported Nicki Minaj’s comments. She reportedly explained how the mishap occurred, saying, “We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up.”

But later on, she gave the definitive response we have come to expect in such circumstances, via social media. She took to her Instagram account and said, “God is good. As long as a nipple didn’t come out to play, I’m fine.”

Yes, nothing like counting one’s blessings in such circumstances and one can easily imagine that the MTV network has likely joined her in such counting.

She went on to elaborate, saying, “Love my team. CASPER, Rushka, Adam, Oscar, Joyce, Gee… Many more to name but they’re all winners! No weak links. There’s no greater feeling than having ppl who inspire u and who work passionately and relentlessly to get the job done.”

And there we have it. The viral moment and the response! You can see Nicki Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction video below