What Are The Grammys Scared Of? Performers Banned From Baring Breasts And Buttocks

Live performers were sent a warning email ahead of the 55th Annual Grammys Awards this Sunday (February 10, 2013), requesting that all “talent appearing on camera adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe.” The main problem areas for the Grammy organizers seem to be the breasts, the buttocks and (we would say this is a given, really) the genitalia. In fact, the email, which was obtained by Deadline.com is really quite specific when it comes to the organisers’ expectations in those areas.

“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic.” Male breasts, it seems, are off the hook at the Grammys. “Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.” Now, looking down the list of performers, here, we’re imagining that that the Grammys organizers probably had Rihanna in mind when they wrote this list. We can’t see Mumford & Sons taking to the stage in cut off denim hot-pants, somehow. “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples.” Fair enough, they’ve got Justin Timberlake in the house and we know how much he likes wandering around exposing ladies’ nipples.

This next bit though: “Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.” We have no idea quite what genital-exposure-related traumas these people have suffered in the past but this sounds truly horrific. Puffy bare skin exposure? Yuk! Keep your junk hidden, performers! We want none of this! 


Rihanna, in one of her more conservative stage costumes


Tags: Rihanna - Mumford And Sons - Justin Timberlake


More Rihanna

NFL Asks Super Bowl Half Time Acts To 'Pay To Play'

The National Football League has taken the unprecedented step of asking potential performers at the Super Bowl Half Time show to ‘pay to play’. Traditionally,...

Rihanna Wants To Buy A Football Club - Which Team Suits Her Best?

You're a multi-platinum selling recording artist, people know you everywhere you go, and you can pretty much buy anything in the entire world. You have...

Eminem and Rihanna Kick Off U.S Tour

As far as musical collaborations go, Eminem and Rihanna have given us some of the best. Between 'Love the Way You Lie' (Parts 1 and...

Eminem Joined Onstage By Rihanna At Lollapalooza 2014

US rap legend Eminem capped off a triumphant headline set on Friday at Lollapalooza 2014 by inviting Rihanna to join him on stage for three...


From Stages To Film Sets: Singers Who Have Traded Microphones For Acting Careers

It seems if you can sing, you should be able to act with a whole host of super singers putting down their microphones and picking...

Rihanna's Stalker Put Her "In Fear For Her Physical Safety"

What is it with all the celebrity stalkers lately? The latest star to fall victim to an overeager “fan” is Rihanna, who had handwritten letters...

Everything You Need To Know About Drake's 'Views From The 6'

The world’s favorite Canadian rapper has announced another album. “Views From The 6”, Drake’s fourth offering so far, will be released under the emerging OVO...

Rihanna Causes Controversy With #FreePalestine" Tweet, Deletes It Moments Later

Rihanna and social media are becoming a bad mix.The 26 year-old songstress took to Twitter to show her support for Palestine during the country's conflict...



Rihanna Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Rihanna

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All