Nicki Minaj nearly suffers wardrobe malfunction on `American Idol`
New York: Nicki Minaj seemed about to spill out of her low-cut top when she appeared on an episode of ‘American Idol’ where she also sparred with judge Jennifer Lopez. The ‘Superbass’ rapper came on the show to promote her sophomore album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, which will be released on Tuesday. While Minaj delivered an upbeat performance of her new song, ‘Starships’, she had a little trouble with her dress.
She arrived on stage, exiting from a pink and purple UFO. The singer wore a blonde wig, and showed off her ample curves in a rainbow coloured bra top and skirt, a leading daily has reported. As Minaj danced, her chest bounced heavily. At one point in the performance, the rapper turned around, appearing to tuck herself back into her top. Host Ryan Seacrest interviewed her after the performance.
“That was fun… There were parts of that performance that were a little high-risk, if you know what I’m saying,” he said.
Minaj sounded embarrassed grumbling, “I know” but she quickly bounced back, making a pitch to be a judge on the show.
“I was hoping maybe I could come back and be a guest judge. JLo, can you scoot over a little bit? Let me get up in there,” she said.
“Hey, hey,” responded Lopez, appearing taken aback. “I don’t know if there’s enough room for both of us.”
While the exchange appeared a touch heated, Minaj later explained to a leading daily that she was not actually gunning to replace Lopez.
“She didn’t seem to be having it but she gonna have it!” Minaj said.
But the pop star clarified that she had been kidding.
“No, actually, I love JLo. I love what she’s done for pop culture. I have nothing but respect for her and we were just joking around.
“Something like ‘American Idol,’ it’s iconic and has been around for so long and created so many stars. I would love to [guest judge] but as far as sitting down every week, I can’t,” she said.