Nicki Minaj Had a Major Wardrobe Mishap Last Night and You Didn't Even Know It

"What's a malfunction to a queen?"

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Leave it to Nicki Minaj to emerge flawless after 9 breathless minutes of this...

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Only to split a dress all the way up to her nether regions, forcing her to change into this backup.

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The sparkly black mini only got approximately 5 minutes of air time, but behind the scenes, it apparently saw some more action—according to a tweet from Minaj, her original outfit tore (perhaps from some errant twerking?), prompting a last-minute swap.

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Major props for planning ahead—after all, she does have a track record for busting out of her awards-show looks.

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