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.
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.