Beyonce's S&M Super Bowl Outfit & 'Nip Slip' Have People Freaking Out

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beyonce super bowlAfter Beyonce stole the entire Super Bowl show with her electrifying (for real) performance last night, the backlash couldn't be far off. Unsurprisingly, tongues are now clucking about how Bey's S&M-y leather and lace bodysuit -- designed by Rubin Singer and meant to evoke warrior women -- was "inappropriate" for family viewing. What's more, others are carrying on with some ridiculous stretch of a story about a nip slip. Ugh. People. Give me a break!

Maybe it was inevitable. Maybe anything remotely sexual or especially illustrative of confident female sexuality -- at the Super Bowl of all places! -- was bound to get bashed. Because I'm just not seeing how the diva's costume was in any way questionable. And the claim that she suffered a true wardrobe malfunction is completely ludicrous. 

First off, when you look at what people are calling a nip slip, it's a joke. You can't see anything, unless you're looking reeeeally closely, and even then, I'm not quite sure if we're seeing what we think we're seeing. So clearly, we're looking way too hard for this now ... And looking for and calling out something, anything that resembles a nip slip is NOT the same as a real nip slip. It's like every Super Bowl Sunday there are people sitting around with fingers crossed for a controversy on par with Janet Jackson's! How annoying is that?!

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As for Bey's costume, what did you expect her to wear? The same thing she wore to the Inauguration? A pantsuit?! The halftime show has become a MAJOR spectacle event on par with the glitziest, most expensive Vegas shows or world tour performances. Iconic divas like Bey don't get buttoned-up to do shows like this. It's not proof that culture has gone downhill and gotten way too sexualized recently.

Hello, doesn't anyone remember that electrical tape number Cher wore in her 1989 music video for "If I Could Turn Back Time"? What Bey wore 24 years later is tame compared to that. Granted, yes, this was prime time family viewing, but that leather and lace bodysuit was feminine, fierce, and no more risque than anything else she's ever worn on stage or in her music videos. No more risque than most bathing suits or bikinis you might find on any American beach with your kids, for that matter! It was actually a pretty typical -- but memorable -- pop star costume. And as far as I'm concerned, anyone who is shaking their head at it today is reaching for something, anything to complain about.

How did you feel about Beyonce's Super Bowl costume? What about her supposed "nip slip"?


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brads... bradsprincess

I think Beyonce did an awesome show. She was dressed sexy, but HELLO like the writer says the half time show is this huge glitzy affair and seriously compared to what you find on the beach I think it was tame/appropriate. My boys (9 and 10) watched the show and did not find anything overly sexual about it. When it was done they said to me, Wow that was a good show!

nonmember avatar merric

People are always criticizing her. Why?? She's one of the few celebs that seems to be a nice person in real life. Leave her alone.

Doomy234 Doomy234

I dont really care for Beyonce and her performance was meh. Her outfit isnt any racier than Madonna's was last year. And I didnt see any nip slip, even though at a couple points it came pretty close.

Tripl... TripleC14

Her performance was the best they've had in ages! Some people just don't want to like anything.

mompam mompam

I didn't mind her outfit, but she annoyed the hell out of me. She obviously thinks she is the greatest thing on earth.

nonmember avatar Carly

Am I the only one to have fallen in love with her last night? I've never really liked her, but after seeing that, HOLY SHIT. still not the biggest fan of ALL her songs, but damn, she's one hot mama.

lulou lulou

Odd about the slip, especially since in the show you could see it was lineddown the middle (like figure skating costume back) you can almost tell here, right where her hair ringlet falls down the middle.

nonmember avatar Shay

Never saw the nip slip but I wasn't looking for it either sooo. Omg no, a sexy woman! Shut the tv off before it corrupts our youth! If you had a problem with the show, get a life. The girl was great, no harm was done to society, and you're all still alive to sit around complaining about more pointless nonsense.

nonmember avatar Lilo

Leather is really in fashion right now (Bey wore a white leather mini-dress to her press interview before) and she wore no less clothes than the cheerleaders!

twili... twilightsbella

I use to like beyonce but she let fame get to her head she needs to realize their are other singers who sing better than her

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