Nicki Minaj almost suffered a wardrobe malfunction at the MTV VMAs last night.
The 'Anaconda' star had sang her raunchy hit single, but there wasn't enough time for a full costume change before the next part of her performance, leaving her clutching her top to retain her modesty.
As she returned to the stage to sing 'Bang Bang' with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, her dress came close to revealing her body, and she had to perform while holding up her black gown to make sure it didn't open.
A source told UsMagazine.com: "She could never get into that dress. During the dress rehearsal she did the number numerous times and could not make it into the dress zipped up even once.
"I've no idea why she didn't just decide to wear something else. She just didn't have the time to change from one outfit into another, there was no way."
Meanwhile, Nicki commented on the malfunction and admitted it was an "amazing" experience to help open the annual bash.
She said: "It felt amazing to open the show. We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up."
She also referred to the incident on Instagram and shrugged it off, admitting it could have been worse. She wrote: "God is good. As long as a nipple didn't come out to play, I'm fine."