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Nicki Minaj suffers wardrobe malfunction at VMAs

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Nicki Minaj was barely holding it together at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards - her dress, that is. The 31-year old rapper, who joined Jessie J. and Ariana Grande on stage for their hit single "Bang Bang," seemingly suffered a split down the front of her dress right before the performance. She strutted her stuff while holding the top of her little black dress and covering up her lower half. It was apparent that she was very conscientious about the split, as she was much more low-key about her dancing than the other two artists.

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Minaj had just finished performing her new song, "Anaconda," during which she donned a green top and shorts. Her booty-shaking performance proved that, yes, Minaj does have "back," as referenced by the song's inspiration, Sir Mix-a-lot's "Baby Got Back." In fact, after the production, stars immediately took to Twitter:

Kelly Clarkson wrote, "It's official. I want a body like Nicki Minaj. That should take like 2 lifetimes for me to achieve haha! She has an amazing body! Goodness!"

Clarkson was joined in that sentiment by chef Anne Burrell, "I mean really.... nicki minaj... that a**!!! Wow! Impressive!"

This has been an interesting week for the performer, whose dancer was bitten by a snake during the rehearsal for the awards. There was no sign of snakes tonight.