nicki minaj wardrobe malfunction vmas 2014 zipper VMAs 2014: Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction was inevitable, says one insiderNicki Minaj took to Twitter Sunday (Aug. 24) to apologize for her wardrobe malfunction during her 2014 MTV Video Music Awards performance with Jessie J. and Ariana Grande, blaming a faulty zipper for her having to hold her dress together while they completed their medley. In the press room after the performance Minaj adds, “We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up.”

She also writes in Instagram, “God is good. As long as a nipple didn’t come out to play, I’m fine. Love my team.”

However, an insider tells Us Weekly that there was never any hope of Minaj fitting into the dress in question.

“She could never get into that dress,” says the source. “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.”

Either way, Minaj is correct — it could have been worse.