VMAs 2014: Nicki Minaj Explains Her Near Wardrobe Malfunction

Nicki Minaj said she nearly had a wardrobe malfunction at the MTV Video Music Awards.

"You all know I had a wardrobe malfunction," the rapper yelled to reporters backstage after her opening number performance Sunday.

"We ran out of time getting the dress zipped up," she said.

She elaborated on the embarrassing moment on Instagram Monday.

"God is good. As long as a nipple didn't come out to play, I'm fine," the 31-year-old hip-hop star told her 7.8 million followers.

She also praised her style team, calling them "winners" and declaring there were "no weak links."

"There's no greater feeling than having ppl who inspire u and who work passionately and relentlessly to get the job done," Minaj wrote.

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During her performance of "Bang Bang" alongside Ariana Grande and Jessie J., Minaj clutched shut her revealing black YSL dress throughout the number, just barely avoiding a not-safe-for-TV moment.

It wouldn't have been her first jaw-dropping moment of the night. Before that, the rapper performed her new song, "Anaconda," wearing little more than a green sparkly bra and matching shorts.

Her dance moves were even more provocative - though she told "Good Morning America," the song is meant to have a powerful message.

"I wanted to reinstate something," Minaj told ABC News. "Because of the shift in pop culture, even hip-hop men are really glorifying the less-curvy body.

"I wanted to say, 'Hey ladies, you're beautiful,'" she continued. "Hopefully, this changes things and maybe it won't change things, but I love it."

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