Female performers at the Grammys including Rihanna and Taylor Swift have been reportedly prohibited from “exposing bare flesh” while performing live at the event.
Deadline report that a leaked email sent to Rihanna and Taylor Swift as well as fellow performers such as Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, asked that “buttocks and female breasts are covered” during any live performances which are set to take place at Los Angeles Staples Centre this Sunday (February 10).
The email appears to reveal a ban on “problematic” outfits exposing “female breasts”, “buttock crack” and “the genital region” at the ceremony. According to the report, the email reads: “Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.”
Artists have also reportedly been informed that any clothing featuring foreign languages or promoting bands will have to be pre-approved by Grammy officials.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed this week that Mumford and Sons are set to join forces with Elton John, Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, Mavis Staples and Zac Brown for an all-star tribute to the late Levon Helm of The Band at this weekend’s ceremony. Frank Ocean, Sting, Justin Timberlake and The Black Keys will also perform at the event.