ABC says the network DID have a 5-second delay in place on "Good Morning America" this morning ... but insists Nicki Minaj's nip slip just happened to fall through the cracks.
A spokesperson for the network tells TMZ, "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."
The rep adds, "We are sorry that this occurred."
For Airing Nip Slip
8/5/2011 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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