08/24/2014 09:30 EDT | Updated 08/25/2014 03:59 EDT

Nicki Minaj MTV VMA Wardrobe Malfunction: Rapper's Dress Rips During Opening Number

Nicki Minaj's new song "Anaconda" may be all about rear ends, but it was the rapper's front that got some unexpected exposure during the opening number of the MTV VMAs.

Although Minaj's performance of "Anaconda" went off without a hitch, it was when she tried to change out of her tropical sfari outfit into a black dress that something went awry.

Though her costume change happened off camera, when it was time for Minaj to contribute her rap to Jessie J's "Bang Bang," she was holding her dress together, possibly because the zipper ripped.

But the rapper nonetheless powered through her wardrobe malfunction like a pro.

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