Nicki Minaj helped open the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, and almost flashed the audience when she appeared to have a wardrobe malfunction on stage.

Nicki Minaj Opens 2014 MTV VMAs

Minaj opened the show with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, singing a medley starting with Grande’s “Break Free,” followed by Minaj’s newest hit “Anaconda” and culminating with the trio’s hit song “Bang Bang.” Minaj recreated her “Anaconda” music video’s jungle set, twerking and dancing around stage in a revealing, green bra and panty set. As Grande and Jessie J started singing “Bang Bang,” Minaj left the stage to change outfits.

Nicki Minaj Wardrobe Malfunction

It appears, however, that the rapper didn’t have enough time to properly put on her black mini dress, and was forced to go on stage for her rap verse holding the front of her dress closed with her hands. The black dress featured a mesh back and a revealing deep-v neck. Minaj managed to perform and walk around stage with confidence, all while grasping her dress between her breasts with one hand and holding the bottom of the front slit with the other.

Minaj may have been focused on trying to avoid flashing the audience, but she completed the performance with a smile before going to dress properly. Minaj addressed the wardrobe slip up in an Instagram post. Minaj dismissed the mishap and made sure to thank her team for helping her get ready backstage.

“God is good. As long as a nipple didn’t come out to play, I’m fine. Love my team…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,” Minaj wrote.

Minaj appeared to joke about the whole thing in another Instagram post, showing the rapper posing with her dress accurately taped down, pointing suggestively at her almost-exposed breast.

Later in the show, Minaj took to the stage again to perform “She Came To Give It To You” with Usher.

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