Miley Cyrus Has Multiple Wardrobe Malfunctions Performing ‘Party in the USA’ During NBC New Year’s Eve Special

by Michael Freeman

We often hear about (and see) wardrobe malfunctions from musicians but Miley Cyrus couldn’t seem to catch a break in that regard last night. While performing “Party in the USA” during the NBC New Year’s Eve special, she suffered not just one but two clothing issues.

During Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party Hosted by Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson, Cyrus was in the midst of performing “Party in the USA” when the wardrobe malfunctions occurred. The first happened during a fireworks interlude, with her shimmery top losing its straps and prompting a wardrobe change, TVLine reported. After changing into a large red blazer, you would think her troubles were over, but she wasn’t out of the woods yet. She wore nothing on under the blazer and when she turned to leave the stage, her blazer opened in such a way both her right breast and nipple were exposed.

After the fireworks interlude, Miley Cyrus tried to continue performing, but soon realized she couldn’t keep covered. Coming back with the red blazer, she exclaimed “Everybody’s definitely looking at me now!” She then added the huge blazer was “the most clothes I’ve ever worn on-stage.”

Saweetie later joined for the final song stanzas and motioned for Cyrus to leave the stage. She then happened to turn in just a way that had the blazer flap open revealing her breast.

NBC currently has no comments on the matter. Nonetheless, sources told TVLine the production team said Cyrus “kept the show going and didn’t miss a beat.” Further, they praised her as being a “consummate professional.”

How Did the New Year’s Eve Countdown Become a Thing?

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest celebrations of the year here in the United States. Though we celebrate it annually, why exactly do we do so? As it turns out, it’s a relatively new tradition.

NPR recently discussed the interesting tradition and spoke to a Southern Methodist University history professor about it. Alexis McCrossen is the professor in question and noted the tradition is actually fairly new for Americans. “We used to celebrate New Year’s Day. You woke up on January 1st, you said, ‘happy new year’, you went to church, perhaps, and maybe you exchanged gifts, and it was a calendar holiday.”

“But by the 20th century, it becomes a clock holiday,” McCrossen continued. “The calendar is still there, we’re still waiting for January 1st, but the clock and midnight become especially important.” In fact, for a time, countdowns had negative associations, like bomb tests, particularly in the 50s and 60s.

Things soon turned around though with the first crew U.S. spacecraft. We started counting down for moon missions and with hits on the radio, culminating in New Year’s Eve countdowns.