Is it still a wardrobe malfunction if almost no wardrobe is involved in the malfunction? Miley Cyrus was a case in point Sunday night in Milwaukee when she went on stage wearing only a bra and panties.
Nice, matching bra and panties, but undies nonetheless.
The singer herself explained on Twitter afterward what had happened: "not a new outfit for 23 I didn't make my quick change and I couldn't not come out for the song so I just had to run out in my undies :("
"Never happened to me before. But I love my fans as much as they love me! I couldn't miss 23," she added. "Show must go on :("
Double negatives and double sad faces aside, most fans might not have noticed, because the full costume for her "23" performance isn't much more than that. Usually, according to E! News, she just slaps some chaps over those underthings and calls it done.
It's only the most recent gawk-worthy thing to happen on Cyrus' Bangerz tour — on Friday she posted a concert picture of herself plunging her face between the breasts of burlesque dancer Amazon Ashley, who's been performing with Cyrus since the notorious MTV Video Music Awards bit last year.
What you'll see there is apparently what happens when 5-foot-5 meets 6-foot-7, assuming no inhibitions on either side.
"I love @MileyCyrus having the #Timeofmylife," Ashley had tweeted the night before, along with a picture of the "Wrecking Ball" singer winding up to slap her on the behind.
In offstage Miley news, an 18-year-old male fan was arrested Thursday at her Omaha, Neb., show on suspicion of trespassing after he'd sneaked into the singer's dressing room the day before the concert and left a note professing his love for her and asking to meet her. Security cameras caught him in the act, Omaha.com reported.
After leaving the note, he posted a Twitter message about what he'd done, according to Gossip Cop, which has the text of the note via a police report and a picture he tweeted of the outside of his idol's dressing room. On Monday, his Twitter account appeared to be defunct.