Britney Spears is an American icon when it comes to pop music, and the video above shows part of the reason why.
During a live performance at her Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas residency, the longtime star had a major wardrobe malfunction.
Things could’ve gone drastically wrong for the pop princess.
However, Britney played it off like a pro and never missed a beat…literally.
While performing, her top started to fall off, but Spears grabbed ahold of it just in time.
She then got help from her backup dancers as one tried to tie the halter back into place.
As they say, the show must go on:
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Now, that’s how it’s done.
Spears’ professional handling of the situation prevented it from ending like the Superbowl XXXVIII halftime scandal involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake:
For those who may have forgotten, this was the nip slip heard around the world.
That scandal raised a debate about declining morals and decency in American culture.
Parents were outraged and noted conservative icon Phyllis Schafly went as far as to call it “another CBS travesty.”
Debate circulated over whether it was all just a publicity stunt or a sincere mistake.