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MTV VMAs 2014: Nicki Minaj's Wardrobe Malfunction

20/11/2017 04:42 GMT

While Beyoncé was responsible for making everyone in the audience cry at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj provided the shock-factor.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Singers Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande perform onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)


The 31-year-old singer rapper and former American Idol judge joined Jessie J and Ariana Grande on stage to sing 'Bang Bang' in what was probably her most sensible outfit of the night - a curve-hugging little black dress.

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It was a safe dress choice from the girl who made headlines for twerking in a pink g-string - until it split right down the middle.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Singers Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande perform onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)


Minaj did her best to hide the malfunction by holding the dress together - but she just looked a little, er, awkward as she walked around hoping no one would notice.

Still - at least she had THREE other outfits to fall back on during the night.

She performed her latest hit 'Anaconda' in this sequin bra and matching green pants number...

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)


And changed into this fur waistcoat, white jeans and high-tops ensemble for her duet with Usher...

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artists Nicki Minaj (L) and Usher perform onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)


But Minaj started the night by arriving in this snakeskin mini dress teamed with cream platform heels. She didn't exactly look happy about wearing it either...

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)


At least she left her snakes at home.

TMZ reports Minaj's 'Anaconda' rehearsals were brought to a halt over the weekend when a six-foot long boa constrictor (intended to be part of the performance) bit one of her backing dancers. Ouch.

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