News: Nicki Minaj "Swears To God" Nipple Slip Accident Was Not Planned
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 2:45PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj has finally broken her silence on her "Good Morning America" appearance last summer, which included an unexpected wardrobe malfunction that resulted in partial nudity.
Despite the headline-generating incident, Minaj said she did not pull a stunt for attention.
Nicki Minaj had her first major scandal in August 2011 when she unwittingly revealed her left nipple while performing on Good Morning America. Though she didn't address it at the time, the 29-year-old rapper publicly apologized for the nip slip on ABC's Nightline. "I'm so sorry about that," she told reporter Juju Chang, denying rumors that the wardrobe malfunction was staged for attention. "People are ridiculous if they think that I would use that as a stunt. I would never, ever do something like that on purpose. I swear to God." (Us Magazine)
The televised accident took place last August during a "Good Morning America" performance.
The 28-year-old singer appeared on GMA's concert series Friday with a blonde wig, graphic-print pants, an umbrella-like skirt and a skin tight halter top. During her song "Where Dem Girls At," the top shifted and her left nipple became as famous as she is. Minaj looked shocked when the slip occurred, but pulled her top up and went right back to performing, singing hits "Moment 4 Life" and "Super Bass." Her breast was visible to viewers on the East Coast, leaving organizations like the Parents Television Council very displeased with ABC. (Long Island Press)
Although accidental, Minaj's televised mishap angered certain organizations.
The Parents Television Council is blasting "Good Morning America" for airing Nicki Minaj's nip slip on live TV this morning ... saying the whole thing COULD have been prevented with a 5-second delay. TMZ spoke with Tim Winter, president of the PTC, who tells us, "For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show has included inappropriate content for children and families." He adds, "Instead of asking for forgiveness, they need to stop apologizing and implement the five second delay that so many Americans have been calling for." (TMZ)
Following what went down, ABC issued a statement to calm nerves.
Now, ABC, the network that aired the show and missed the wardrobe malfunction (although they have a five-second delay) is apologizing for the mishap. "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. (XXL Mag)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage below: