Luckily, it didn’t reach Janet Jackson-status

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After a lightning-fast costume change between “Anaconda” and “Bang Bang” during the opening number of the VMAs, Nicki Minaj walked back onstage — but something was amiss. The rapstress was clutching her little black dress closed in the middle across her chest.

She maintained composure — and her iron grip on her clothes — throughout the end of the number, daintily prancing while her fellow singers Jessie J and Ariana Grande danced with the vigor of performers whose clothing was not about to pop off.

View the full performance here.

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J “Bang Bang” VMA 2014 Performance!