Ladies, is this the new side boob? Last night at a Met Gala after-party, Rihanna displayed three inches of butt crack in a stunning backless gown. Some are trying to play it like a wardrobe malfunction, but let's not kid ourselves. The woman draped a special gold chain over her derriere cleavage: She wanted us to look. And look we did! You could almost fall and get lost in there. I guess now that we've seen exposed breasts from pretty much every angle on the red carpet, it's time to move on to another body part. And that's kind of a relief -- until you start thinking about where people could take this new trend.
No "almost" butt exposure here -- oh no. This is Riri, so she's making a grand gesture with her glutes. Almost half of her bottom is on display here. And she's one of the few stars who can get away with it, too. Why? Because she's Rihanna, and that's what we expect from her. Way to throw down the ass-crack gauntlet, lady!
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Now where are you supposed to go from here? We've seen a bit of side-butt (okay, let's just call them hips) and the teensiest bit of under-butt. But if buttocks cleavage becomes a trend, you're either going to look timid next to Rihanna -- which is maybe not such a bad thing -- or you're going to have to go further, which ... is just going to be weird.
I mean, we all love butts. They're saucy and impudent. But (BUTT!) no one wants to see outright mooning on the red carpet. That is a totally different statement, one even Rihanna probably doesn't want to make. Well okay, maybe she wants to make that statement a little bit -- by three inches.
At any rate, if I were a celeb, I would take this as a dare. And I would probably be working with a personal trainer and a stylist right now. But I'm just a blogger, which means I'm taking a deep breath and getting ready to chronicle Buttpocalypse 2014.
What do you think of Rihanna's butt crack -- sexy or too far?