ABC apologizes for Nicki Minaj's costume slip up

LOS ANGELES Fri Aug 5, 2011 2:40pm EDT

Singer Nicki Minaj arrives for the Christie's Green Auction: Bid To Save The Earth event in New York March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Singer Nicki Minaj arrives for the Christie's Green Auction: Bid To Save The Earth event in New York March 29, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC on Friday apologized to its viewers for Nicki Minaj's wardrobe slip up that exposed the singer's bare breast during her summer concert performance on morning news show "Good Morning America."

Usually known for her outlandish outfits and offbeat fashion, the 28-year-old rapper and R&B singer's crop top slipped down while she was rocking the stage at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield during the live broadcast.

The costuming snafu brought immediate complaints from some viewers and prompted ABC to apologize and remove the images from later, time-delayed broadcasts of GMA.

"Although we had a five-second delay in place for the Nicki Minaj concert on GMA, the live East Coast feed of the concert regrettably included certain fleeting images of the performer that were taken out of later feeds of the broadcast in other time zones. We are sorry that this occurred," ABC said in its statement.

For Minaj, the show went on, as she continued her music set with her hit songs "Moment for Life" and "Super Bass."

(Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see
Comments (4)
jway wrote:
People complained?!! What’s wrong with them? Even if your kids saw it, so what? There’s nothing offensive about an unclothed human body.

Aug 05, 2011 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nvncblsprgy wrote:
Oh great, the one morning I miss GMA.

Aug 05, 2011 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Phail_Saph wrote:
Who cares? They’re fake anyway. Everything is fake on her. She is the Black Barbie doll come to life.

Aug 05, 2011 7:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.