From left: Pink, Lil' Kim and Jennifer Lopez
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The Grammy Awards
have seen enough of your private parts.
In an unusually frank email to attendees of this Sunday's music-awards show, CBS has identified – rather bluntly – exactly which body parts it doesn't want to see exposed by those swanky designer outfits.
"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," reads the email, obtained by Deadline.com
. "Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic."
The missive continues: "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."
It remains to be seen how seriously attendees will take the instructions. But CBS is clearly hoping to avoid more notorious outfits – in the tradition of Jennifer Lopez
's plunging Versace dress
from 2000, or Lil' Kim's purple jumpsuit
with seashell breast cover from 1999.
Along with obscenity, CBS is also wary of branding and politics. The network has further requested no logos on outfits and no lapel pins or other accessories indicating a commitment to a cause.
The 55th annual Grammys will air Sunday, Feb. 10, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.