Young Money’s Nicki Minaj recently talked about the hype behind her popular “Anaconda” music video and downplayed the visual’s steamy sexiness.

Nicki dismissed all of the attention her video’s booty-shaking and twerking had sparked.

“I didn’t think the video was so sexy or crazy, but I guess, I dunno,” Nicki said sheepishly of her latest Pinkprint video during a chat backstage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, where she performed three times. (MTV)

Aside from this, reports claimed Nicki strategically planned her publicized MTV Video Music Awards wardrobe malfunction last weekend.

Eyewitnesses who watched Nicki’s rehearsal Sunday morning tell TMZ … she walked on stage wearing the same dress — unzipped. One eyewitness says it caught her eye because she initially thought Nicki had come out in a robe. We’re told Nicki was wrapping her arms around the dress in a “weird” sort of way … trying to manipulate it to see how much would be exposed. (TMZ)

Minaj reportedly addressed the wardrobe malfunction following her onstage appearance.

Nicki Minaj avoided a majorly embarrassing moment when she opened the MTV Video Music Awards with Ariana Grande and Jessie J Sunday night. After finishing her solo “Anaconda” performance, Minaj joined the divas for “Bang Bang.” While they danced, she clutched the front of her cleavage-baring LBD. “You all know I had a wardrobe malfunction,” the rapper yelled to reporters backstage. The YSL-clad star added, “We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up.” (E! Online)

Minaj raised temperatures during her set with eye-catching hand gestures.

The former “American Idol” judge’s performance included crotch-grabbing and butt-shaking. But the coupe de grace may have been the sight of a female dancer mounting a prone Minaj. Even when Minaj switched to a more conservative black dress for her performance with Arania Grande and Jessie J on “Bang Bang,” she nearly had a major wardrobe malfunction. The rapper did manage to maintain her grip on the dress and avoid giving the national TV audience an even more explicit look at her assets. (NY Daily News)