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2014 VMA, Artists.MTV, Music, Ariana Grande

Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande sure know how to kick off an award show.

The fearsome trio took to the stage to kick things off with a bang, performing a mash up of their summer singles: “Break Free,” “Anaconda,” and “Bang Bang.” Ariana ditched her usual good girl look for a Beyonce-inspired bejeweled body suit. She was then joined on stage by Nicki Minaj who’s famous cakes stole the show.

As Nicki ran off stage for a quick costume change, Jessie J appeared on stage serving up some serious leg. She and Ariana belted out their summer-hit and got the entire crowd on their feet, but it was what happened next that we think will live on in VMA infamy.

Just as her verse neared, Minaj rushed onto stage, clutching the fabric of her unzipped dress for dear life.

Talk about a wardrobe malfunction.

Despite nearly losing her dress, and baring her famous figure to the world, Nicki powered through the song like the hip-pop powerhouse that she is.

Check out a video of the performance above.

VIDEO CREDIT: Getty Images.

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