Nicki Minaj is known for her outlandish fashion choices, but generally her wardrobe doesn’t malfunction. Today she took the stage in New York’s Central Park as part of Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series, and a low-cut top briefly exposed her nipple during the performance.
Jeffrey Schneider, a spokesman for ABC said in a statement, “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.”
The incident is somewhat reminiscent of one of the most notorious live incidents in TV history, Janet Jackson’s exposed breast during the Super Bowl in 2004. The photo of Minaj, above right, was snapped seconds after the slip. Watchdog group the Parents Television Council slammed the error.
“For the umpteenth time in recent memory we have a morning news broadcast airing explicit content when millions of families are starting their day and are looking to get caught up on the news,” said PTC president Tim Winter. “With so many such instances, the network apologies are beyond hollow. Today we call upon the executive producers of the Today Show, Good Morning America and the CBS Morning News programs to meet together and establish best practices to prevent these sucker-punch moments. If the networks are sincere about their apologies, they will work together to implement meaningful solutions.”
Minaj’s performance was not posted on GMA‘s website. You can see her interview with Robin Roberts from before the performance below.
(Additional reporting by James Hibberd)