ABC Apologizes For Nip Slip

Nicki Minaj fans watching ABC’s Good Morning America got more than they bargained for this morning when a wardrobe malfunction suddenly put the singer in a very exclusive category shared by Janet Jackson.

While performing at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for GMA’s Friday morning concert series, Minaj’s top slipped down revealing what God gave her to viewers in the Eastern time zone. An edited version of Minaj’s appearance was shown in time zones where the program’s broadcast was delayed.

ABC immediately apologized.

“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 times zones,” ABC said in a statement, according to Reuters. “We are sorry that this occurred.”

This probably won’t be the last time we hear about Minaj’s wardrobe malfunction. Janet Jackson’s nipple was exposed while performing with Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004, resulting in the FCC fining CBS $550,000. Although the U.S. Third District Court Of Appeals voided the fine in 2008, the Supreme Court overruled the decision and returned the case back to the Third Circuit for reconsideration.

One decency watchdog organization has already spoken out against Minaj’s wardrobe glitch. According to TMZ, Parents Television Council president Tim Winter issued a statement criticizing this morning’s telecast.

“For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show has included inappropriate content for children and families,” Winter said. “Instead of asking forgiveness, they need to stop apologizing and implement the five second delay that so many Americans have been calling for.”