'I nearly died': Nicki Minaj explains embarrassing VMA wardrobe mishap
Nicki Minaj addresses her embarrassing wardrobe malfunction at the 2014 MTV VMAs.
The 31-year-old rapper took to the stage last month alongside Jessie J and Ariana Grande for a performance of their hit track Bang Bang.
All three women opted for a monochrome theme with their ensembles, but things turned tricky when Nicki had to change outfits between songs.Nicki Minaj steals the show with outrageous 'Anaconda' performance
“I had, I don’t know, about 40-50 seconds to change from the Anaconda outfit into the Bang Bang outfit.
"Originally I was just going to have a skirt that just wrapped around the green but then I realised that Jessie and Ariana were wearing black and white I didn’t want to ruin the shot with me wearing a green bra and them wearing black and white," she explained on Ellen DeGeneres' show.
"I was like, 'I have to put on a black dress really quickly', and sure enough we didn’t have a real quick-change right there. So it was literally my whole team just standing there holding curtains around me and it was pitch black.
"I couldn’t see anything and right before it was time for me to walk out they went to zip it up... And right there I thought I died."
Things were even more uncomfortable for Nicki as she revealed she had no undergarments on during the change of clothes. She had swapped a bright green bralette and matching emerald hot pants for a slinky black dress, which she ended up having to hold together at the front as it was unable to do up.
“I didn’t have any underwear on. No underwear. No bra, because I had just taken off the Anaconda outfit. So I was butt ass naked... I don’t know," Nicki cringed, recalling the night's events.
Both Ariana and Jessie have since spoken out to defend their friend's mishap, praising the musician for her grace and professionalism.
Watch below as Nicki shows Ellen a thing or two about twerking: