9 Shocking Wardrobe Malfunctions From Janet Jackson to Lenny Kravitz (Photos)
Beyonce, Madonna and LeBron James have all suffered public embarrassments
Debbie Emery | February 19, 2018 @ 2:26 PM
Last Updated: February 19, 2018 @ 2:27 PM
Janet Jackson's Super Slip
The most famous wardrobe malfunction to date happened when a piece of Janet Jackson's costume came loose during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show. Justin Timberlake pulled away part of her bustier, exposing a right breast to 140 million viewers -- and sparking a controversy that landed both CBS and Jackson in court. The incident became the most recorded and replayed moment in TiVo history, enticing an estimated 35,000 new subscribers and launched an eight-year FCC investigation.
Mariah Carey Splits Her Dress
There was nothing "Beautiful" about Mariah Carey's language in 2013 as the singer couldn't stop herself from swearing when her dress split on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a live performance. "Oh, s---," Carey said while climbing a staircase on the "GMA" summer concert series stage in Central Park. "You didn't hear that. I said 'shoot,'" she quickly added.
Kristen Stewart's Nip Slip
"Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart had to face both ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson and public embarrassment at the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards when the metallic top of her Chanel dress fell a little too low and exposed her nipples as she took the stage to present Julianne Moore with an award for "Still Alice."
Beyonce Pops Her Top...
...but doesn't skip a beat. Beyonce proved to be a true professional at New York's Global Citizen Festival in September 2014 when her plunging white blouse flew open revealing her flesh-colored bra to a crowd of thousands in Central Park. However, the star simply smiled, placed a hand over her chest and continued to turn in a "bootylicious" performance.
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Even the Material Girl can have a wardrobe malfunction, as Madonna proved at the Brit Awards in London in February 2015. The 56-year-old singer slipped and tumbled down a short set of stairs while performing "Living for Love" from her "Rebel Heart" album, later blaming her elaborate costume. "My beautiful cape was tied too tight," she said. "But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up!"
King James Flashes
The cameras got far too up close and personal on LeBron James during Game 4 of the NBA Championships against the Golden State Warriors in June 2015, as the Cleveland Cavaliers star adjusted his shorts and accidentally flashed his penis on live television. Viewers immediately noticed his wardrobe malfunction and the moment went viral over social media with the hashtag #LeBronsDick, and a NSFW Vine video replaying the incident in slow motion.
Lenny Kravitz Splits His Pants
The "Strut" singer caused plenty of excitement across the web on Aug. 4, 2015, when his leather pants ripped open to reveal his penis in all its glory. Kravitz quickly exited stage left for a much-needed wardrobe change, but was soon tweeting about #penisgate.
Bebe Rexha Looks the Other Way
When the top of Bebe Rexha's dress slipping down slightly as she walked the red carpet for 2018's Grammys, almost no one at the event noticed. Some eagle-eyed photographers caught it, but many online shared the photo without even realizing what it exposed.
Olympic Level Malfunction
This one wins the gold medal for wardrobe malfunctions. French Olympic figure skater Gabriella Papadakis had the clasp on her halter top snap while she and her partner were competing on live TV. It was a humiliating moment for Papadakis, but the duo still finished second in the competition.