Nicki Minaj upstages herself: Tight raps and a wardrobe malfunction
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Nicki Minaj took the stage early Friday in New York’s Central Park for ‘Good Morning America’s’ summer concert series and grabbed attention not only for her punchy mini-concert but for a wardrobe malfunction. Her punchy mini-concert included her verses to Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends,” David Guetta’s new single, ‘Where Them Girls At” and her own hits “Moment 4 Life” and “Super Bass,” but the rapper’s performance couldn’t upstage the nipple slip.
Looking as animated as ever in a blond wig, plastic tutu, pink jacket and colorful leggings, the rapper popped out of her bright green top during ‘Where Them Girls At.’ Of course she caught it but not quickly enough for the East Coast not to get a glimpse before it was digitally blocked and for photographers to snap a ton of pics. The nipple even became its own trending topic shortly thereafter.
Unfazed by the incident, the show went on without a hitch.
[Updated, 11:30 a.m., Aug. 05: ABC is offering an apology in case any viewers were offended by the accident, and said they won’t be posting video of any portion of the performance on the website for ‘Good Morning America.’ Minaj’s official website has a streaming video of part of the performance.
‘Although we had a five-second delay in place for the Nicki Minaj concert on ‘GMA,’ the live East Coast feed of the concert regrettably included certain fleeting images of the performer that were taken out of later feeds of the broadcast in other time zones. We are sorry that this occurred,’ read a statement from the network.]
Check out a clip from the interview (the network has yet to offer any of the performances on their site, and the best quality one we’ve found isn’t safe for work): Before heading back into the studio to record her sophomore album, Minaj will lend her voice to the latest ‘Ice Age’ installment alongside labelmate Drake as well as an episode of ‘The Cleveland Show’ with frequent guest Kanye West and will.i.am, and ?uestlove.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
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