Janelle Monáe handled her Oscars' wardrobe malfunction like a pro

Nathalie Owen

From Cosmopolitan

While the Oscars red carpet can be somewhat predictable, there is one star who always comes to slay. AKA the queen that is Janelle Monáe.

Whether she is on the red carpet or performing at the Ralph Lauren show at fashion week, Janelle brings the fire no matter the lewk.

So when the singer/actress/producer opened the 92nd Academy Awards with a performance that will no doubt go down in Oscars history, a little wardrobe malfunction didn't stop the star from completely killing her performance.

After the Hidden Figures actress walked down the stairs and took off her jacket to sing a rendition of 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood' the middle button from her tuxedo shirt casually popped open.

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

But, in a blink and you'll miss it moment, the singer threw on her best Mister Rogers inspired red cardigan and fixed her shirt so effortlessly, that you could have mistaken it for being part of the act.

While other stars could have panicked on stage, Janelle took the wardrobe malfunction like a pro and kept going right on with her performance, without breaking a sweat.

Needless to say the Twitter was lit up with praise for the star, with fans claiming the singer had the most relatable AF wardrobe malfunction of all time. As if Janelle needed even more reasons to be a legend? Like, how can you not love this woman?

But that wasn't the only lewk Janelle served us during her performance. The 'I Like That' singer changed into a floral jacket to sing an original song about the Oscar nominated films:

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

Which included a special cameo from everyone's favourite fashion icon, Billy Porter, who shiiined in a gold sequin jacket:

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

If that wasn't enough fashion goodness for you, the singer's Carrie Fisher / Kylie Minogue inspired sequin Ralph Lauren gown was one of our best dressed red carpet looks of the night.

Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images

Like, they can just cancel next year's Oscars opening number, cause no-one is going to slay it quite like Janelle. Give her a damn Oscar already!

Follow Nathalie on Instagram.

Like this article? Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.


You Might Also Like