Ariana Grande helps Nicki Minaj narrowly avoid wardrobe malfunction at the 2018 VMAs

Besties Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, who first met after their collaboration on the song 'Bang, Bang' in 2014, shared a super sweet moment at the 2018 Video Music Awards. Both artists were honored at the awards show and were even seated next to each other in the audience. 

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: (Front to back) Recording artists Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, and Ariana Grande perform onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artists Ariana Grande (L) and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artists Nicki Minaj (L) and Ariana Grande perform onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Recording artists Ariana Grande (L) and Nicki Minaj perform during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: (L-R) Singer Jessie J, rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Ariana Grande perform onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Singers Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Ariana Grande (L) and rapper Nicki Minaj perform onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2016/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Recording artists Ariana Grande (L) and Nicki Minaj perform onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Nicki Minaj (L) and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande inside the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Ariana Grande (R) helps Nicki Minaj onstage as she accepts the award for 'Best Hip Hop Video' during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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When Nicki was awarded Best Hip Hop video for her song Chung-Li, Ariana immediately jumped up to congratulate her friend. But Nicki, decked out in an Off-White Virgil Abloh floor-length creation, struggled to find her footing on stage due to the sheer skirt's length. That's when Ariana quickly jumped in to assist her onto the stage, holding her skirt for her and preventing her from falling. 

She then called out Ariana during her speech, "I'm so proud of you. I'm so freaking proud of you, Ariana," and later jumped up to hung the singer when she was awarded Best Pop Video. 

Friendship goals, am I right? 

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Blac Chyna attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Jennifer 'JWoww' Farley attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Amber Rose attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Anna Kendrick attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Blake Lively attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Nicky Hilton Rothschild attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Iggy Azalea attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Grace VanderWaal attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Sofia Carson attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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