Nicki Minaj is facing accusations she didn't have a legitimate wardrobe malfunction at Sunday night's MTV VMAs.

Shocking.

Minaj said she "ran out of time getting zipped up" before performing Sunday, which nearly caused some of her lady parts to make their prime time debut.

However, TMZ reports, the whole thing was staged.

So ... an attention-starved celebrity may have done something potentially embarrassing just for the sake of getting publicity?

Impossible.

Yet, sources reportedly said Minaj rehearsed Sunday morning with the unzipped dress. Producers even had a makeshift dressing room ready, directly off the stage, so Minaj could recover and complete her wardrobe change.

Nicki Minaj performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.
Nicki Minaj performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

"She could never get into that dress," a source told Us Weekly. "During the dress rehearsal she did the number numerous times and could not make it into the dress zipped up even once."

"I've no idea why she didn't just decide to wear something else," the source said. "She just didn't have the time to change from one outfit to another, there was no way."

I'm just glad it's not true, so I don't have to feel cheapened by giving her publicity.

The "Anaconda" rapper joked about the "incident" while arriving at the Republic Records after party at Project LA on Sunday night.

"You all know I had a wardrobe malfunction," she yelled to reporters.

It's a good thing they acknowledged her, or she might've had another one right then and there.


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"God is good," she later wrote on Instagram. "As long as a nipple didn't come out to play, I'm fine."

And America remains safe.

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