Oh, No She Didn’t! 14 Of The Most Risqué Red Carpet Looks Since 1999


Risqué, red carpet, 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center

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Without a doubt, red carpet appearances are one of the best things about award shows. You get to see who’s hot, who’s not, and write off those who should’ve simply stayed home. From drop-dead gorge, tacky, and pearl-clutchingly risqué, it’s always certain that your fave celebs will run the gamut.

Just days before piling on the red carpet, The Recording Academy distributed a letter to all attendees mandating new dress codes for the 55th Grammy Awards. In it, CBS execs requested ever so politely of attendees: “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered… Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic.”

Kelly Rowland (who looked stunning by the way) possibly didn’t receive this memo or maybe she just wanted to try her luck. Unfortunately, not every lady who pushed the envelope entirely “pulled it off” over the years.

Click through to see some of the most memorable, risqué red carpet looks. 


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Lil Kim, Source Awards 2001

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Rihanna, Grammy Awards 2011


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Pink, Grammy Awards after party 2002

Halle Berry & Eric Benet

Halle Berry, MTV Movie Awards 2000

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Lil Kim, VMAs 1999

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Amber Rose, VMAs 2009


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Christina Aguilera, VMAs 2002

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Melody Thornton, Elle’s Women In Music Awards 2012


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Jennifer Lopez, Grammy Awards 2000

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Vivica Fox, VMA 2003

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Repeat Offender: Lil Kim, Source Awards 1999

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Traci Bingham, Hip Hop Awards 2000


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M.I.A, Grammy Awards 2009


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Toni Braxton, Grammy Awards 2001

Whose outfit was the most outrageous on the red carpet?

  • NeaJ

    Wow! I’d never seen the pic of Toni Braxton from that close up before. She let her booty stretch marks show & all huh? Lol. Smh!!

    • What The Hell Ever


    • Dana Dane

      Me neither! why didn’t she get bronzed, airbrushed, or do SQUATS? lol

  • What The Hell Ever

    With the exception of Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lopez, they all looked bad.

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