Battle Of The Ish You Should Not Wear: The 13 Worst Celebrity Performance Outfits

December 6, 2013  |  
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Sometimes an artist takes the stage and blows everyone away with a great performance. And sometimes, the performance is overshadowed by an embarrassing outfit blunder. Hey, it happens to the best of them. Check out the worst celebrity performance outfits ever.

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Tamar Braxton

After living in the shadows of her big sister Toni Braxton, and then her other sisters, Tamar has finally stepped into the spotlight all on her own. The “Love and War” singer took to the stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards in a risqué outfit and immediately there was a backlash on social networks. Many believed the sheer outfit, complete with black sequins to cover up her goodies, was a distraction from her singing ability. Not one to let the criticism keep her down, Braxton responded to the flack via twitter: “I’m NOT on the red carpet & if u like my performance & outfit thank u if not pray 4 me.”

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton is quite comfortable on the stage. Singing for audiences since the 90’s, Braxton suffered a rare mishap on stage recently in New Brunswick, NJ. In town for a performance, the “Unbreak My Heart” singer was ready to give her all. Unbeknownst to her, because of a wardrobe snafu, Braxton’s backside was completely exposed. A gentleman in the audience was kind enough to inform Braxton that she was flashing the crowd every time she turned around and lent the Grammy winning singer his jacket so she could cover up.

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K. Michelle

After starring in VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” last year, K. Michelle’s career has experienced a resurgence. Now in popular demand, K. Michelle continues to book gigs across the country. It was one of her recent performances that brought the Memphis singer attention, but not in a good way. Taking to the stage at the Shrine in Chicago a few weeks ago, K. Michelle’s pants were just a tad too tight, causing a huge camel toe to form right in her crotch, giving the audience members a lot more to look at than what they paid for.


Kelly Rowland

As one third of Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland has toured the world ten times over. After the group split up, Rowland embarked on a solo career and two years ago she was hot on the promo trail with a new album and the hit song “Motivation.” Dressed in a risqué top complete with leather straps, Rowland hit the stage in West Orange, New Jersey for a performance but wound up flashing the crowd with not one but both of her nipples. Rowland continued to perform before she noticed the blunder and adjusted herself.


Kanye West

It’s been a while since Kanye West toured solo. After he dropped his Yeezus album earlier this year, West hit the road complete several different sets, numerous outfit changes and even an actor resembling Jesus. But when he hit the stage in Seattle, it wasn’t the over the top set that fans were talking about. Dressed in a mask and leather pants, the “Stronger” rapper proved too be too strong for his pants. Tearing at the inseam, West’s pants wound up with a gaping hole. Luckily West has on a pair of black underwear so his family jewels weren’t exposed.


Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has always given her all to her fans and her little monsters love her for it. But during a performance in Vancouver, Canada a few years ago, Gaga shared a bit too much of herself. Donning a black one piece, the “Born This Way” singer twirled around and revealed a HUGE split in her pants. Not realizing her backside was exposed Lady Gaga continued on with the show as if nothing happened.


Nicki Minaj

When she takes to the stage, Nicki Minaj embodies another persona completely with her bright costumes and colorful wigs. But when she appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” as part of their Summer Concert Series two summers ago, Minaj’s outfit made headlines, but for a totally different reason. While bopping up and down, the Young Money rapper’s green sports bra slid down exposing her left breast, nipple and all. After a few beats, Minaj realized all of America was gazing and popped herself back in and continued on with the performance.

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Katy Perry

Normally Katy Perry can do no wrong but when she appeared on this year’s American Music Awards, her outfit sparked an outcry. While she wore a beautiful strapless dress on the red carpet, the “I Kissed A Girl” singer donned a different getup for her performance. Against a backdrop of floating lotus blossoms, Perry wore a cleavage-bearing low-cut kimono. She also had white powder on her face. Perry’s geisha-inspired performance was met with a lot of backlash but she has yet to comment.

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Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera and her powerful voice were tapped to honor the late great singer Etta James at her funeral in January of 2012. Although Aguilera wowed the crowd and moved everyone to tears with her rendition of “At Last,” people couldn’t help but notice a trickle running down her leg. Turns out the “Stronger” singer sprayed a bit too much spray tan on her legs before it was time to hit the stage.

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Miley Cyrus

Who can forget Miley Cyrus’ 2013 MTV VMA performance with Robin Thicke? While most were shocked that Cyrus was twerking on a married man on national television, her outfit also caused mouths to drop open. Dressed in a furry one-piece bathing suit with a cat on it for her first song, a skinny Cyrus stripped down to a nude colored halter-top and matching boy shorts for her duet with Thicke.


Rita Ora

Normally Rita Ora makes a smart choice when choosing an outfit to hit the stage in but the British songbird missed her mark earlier this year. Tapped to perform at the Lytham Proms Festival in the UK, Ora had a very interesting outfit. With apparently a boxing theme in mind, the “How We Do” singer took a page out of Jay Z’s book and was decked out in all black. Rocking leather pants, gloves, crop top and a Louis Vuitton leather jacket, Ora even had a giant gold belt around her waist to resemble a championship belt.

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Robin Thicke

While Mley Cyrus was the talk of the town after their MTV VMA performance, singer Robin Thicke experienced his own mea culpa a month later. In Las Vegas for the iHeart Radio Music Festival, Thicke was in the middle of his performance when he started to give the fans a little more than they bargained for. The “Blurred Lines” singer was red faced when a button popped off his shirt exposing his midriff. After fixing that minor problem, Thicke had another one on his hands when his pants became unzipped. Thicke laughed off the incident at the end of his performance with presenter Ryan Seacrest.


Venus Williams

During her heyday Venus Williams dominated the tennis court — and also raised a few eyebrows when during her performance on the tennis court she decided to switch up the typical tennis skirt with flesh tone undies underneath that many thought was her bare bottom.

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  • ruth

    NO TAMAR! look like an over-stuffed sausage!!

  • bella7155

    Tamar’s outfit didn’t work cause she doesn’t have the body that Toni has

    • shelly

      I think it didn’t work because it was disgusting. why would you have your whole butt out there for the world to see? especially when the music you sing is actually half-way classy? I heard that before she went to the awards, she asked people to pray for her if they did not like her outfit. I don’t know her, but if that comment was true, then maybe she herself was not comfortable with what she wore. I hope she doesn’t do anything else sleezy like that that she is not comfortable with just to gain fame.

  • Shan. Church.

    Is it me or did she seem a little bug eyed in this performance The outfit is for someone with a fitter figure. But it is better than the see through catsuit K Michelle wore a few weeks ago exposing her smoked out hot pocket.

  • rockei

    ok wait, if venus is on this list than serena is FOR SURE number 14

  • tmorrow

    prayers for her goin up right now cause that’s a hot mess for real……. very miss piggy-ish with the swollen botox face too. uh uh baby girl…… go au naturel.

  • momofthree

    I just learned that the male version of camel toe is called “moose knuckle”. Lol

  • chocolate

    Tamar if you dont like K-Mart, then you need to set up yourself in a different catagory. You both be dressing Ratchett. Your clearly the bettersinger and have bettermusic Know get a Better Stylist pleasss!!

  • Rachel Allen

    As for Katy, Geisha’s are in white face to begin with, people are too sensitive.

  • Rachel Allen

    Some are clear mistakes, but could no one tell K Michelle her vavayvay was out? lOl

  • Dee

    WHAT the HELLLLL was Venus Wearing?????!!!!!!!!!! That outfit was TRIFFLING!!!!!!!!!

  • cryssi

    K Michelle also wore that outfit to her concert in Detroit. My 62 year old mother and her best friend had won free tickets to the show and thought she was a gospel artist before going. I felt horrible when they got back early and my mom told me she saw all her business. She was mad temporarily that I let them go without warning for my own enjoyment. How was I to know that is what K would wear lol?

    Oh and the pants weren’t not just too tight, my mom said they were sheer….that is her va-jay-jay

    • concerned cynic

      It takes more than tight pants to achieve that look. Also no panties and pubic hair shaved off. Both are growing more fashionable when celebs step out. To our grandchildren, the vertical smile will be little more than just another kind of cleavage.

  • Moony

    K Michelle’s outfit is photoshopped people!!! Please. Look how sheer the outfit is supposed to look. She is not stupid enough to come out with a camel toe-causing outfit and if it was there, her and her people would’ve noticed it before she got on stage.

    • cryssi

      Not true, lol….my mom and her best friend went to the show in Detroit by accident, and my Aunt took a pic to fuss at me…..for further elaboration read my comment below.

    • Courtny

      It’s not Photoshop. There’s a video of her performing in it

  • more

    It looks like she wearing a pad!!!!

  • Fake&Shake

    If Tamar was 21 it might work. The Braxtons are known as “ONG” old naked girls. Tamar no and stop with the puppy dog look very fake.

  • Diva

    K. Michelle’s pants are too tight?! I don’t know what you’re looking at but it doesn’t look like she has on any pants at all, that’s beyond camel toe!!

  • hollyw

    I swear ‘fo gawd, both times I clicked on K. Michelle’s slide, my browser shut down. Was that her va-jay-jay??? NO, WHYYYYY?!

    • shay lanay

      That’s photoshopped. I thought it was real too but if you get a better look at the pic, her boots are on backwards. It was weirdly and horribly photoshopped

  • Jayde da Blade

    Them brown shorts on Venus.should have been on Serena. Now that is a A s s! she got donk for days.



  • dezy p

    K michelle is the worst!!

    • Really?

      Looking at the pic in this article and you can ‘type’ that with a straight face

  • Lucky502

    LMAO @ your commentary on K Michelle. You kept it all the way real. Ha ha ha!!