Nicki Minaj reacts to Regis Philbin ‘Bootygate’ Incident

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Nicki Minaj tweeted that she was in shock after Regis Philbin got a little too friendly with her.

The rapper made appeared on ‘LIVE! With Regis and Kelly‘ and following her performance of her hit single ‘Right Thru Me‘, the singer joined Regis and co-host Kelly Ripa to discuss her album, ‘Pink Friday.’

“I love the way you dress,” Regis began, giving Minaj an admiring look. “This looks like you’ve got a little strap around you there,” he added, fingering the hem of her frock, then patting her rear end with his hand. “Regis! What just happened?” a surprised Kelly Ripa asked.

Despite Minaj’s best attempts to play it cool — during what is being dubbed as ‘Bootygate’ — Regis’ inappropriate behavior did not stop there. In response to her statement that Young Money boss Lil Wayne advises her to “go hard,” Regis joked, “Go hard? I wish I could.”

After the show, a fan of Minaj’s tweeted, “What went thru your mind when Regis had slapped ya? That was epic!” Safe, in the midst of her adoring audience of online Barbies, Nicki tweeted back “LOL. I was in shock!”

[Via PopEater]

Pink Friday‘ dropped on Tuesday, Nov. 23, selling 375,000 copies in its first week – read The Hype Factor’s track-by-track review here!

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