One of the more memorable moments of the 2014 VMAs was rapper Nicki Minaj’s unzipped wardrobe malfunction. But was it planned?
Minaj performed “Anaconda,” then had a quick costume change before returning on stage for her collaboration with Jessie J and Ariana Grande on “Bang Bang.”
But her second trip on stage was less about her performance and more about her tight grip on a dress that was split down the middle.
The hip-hop star claimed she and her team ran out of time to zip her up, but TMZ says not so fast.
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The gossip site says eyewitnesses saw Minaj wearing the same unzipped dress during rehearsal.
“We're told Nicki was wrapping her arms around the dress in a ‘weird’ sort of way ... trying to manipulate it to see how much would be exposed,” TMZ said.
Minaj also was the only performer without a hand-held microphone.
Real or fake, we’re still impressed by the hold she had on that dress.