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

After Minaj sang "Right Thru Me" on "Live With Regis and Kelly," the co-hosts stood beside her for a quick interview. That's when 79-year-old Philbin took advantage of his close proximity to the 25-year-old rapper by stroking the front of her tight dress and patting her bottom.


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[The interview begins at the 2:45 mark.]

"Regis! What just happened?" said Kelly Ripa.

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But Philbin wasn't quite done with his, shall we say, playfulness, because Minaj then told Philbin of the advice she got from her friend Lil Wayne: "Wayne tells me to go hard."

"Go hard?" asks Philbin. "I wish I could."

Minaj smiles and rolls her eyes; Ripa bites her lip; and the audience cheers.

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Afterward, Minaj tweeted, "LOL. I was in shock!" in response to a tweet that asked her, "What went thru your mind when Regis had slapped ya? That was epic!"