On Monday, March 28, the “Firework” singer suffered a wardrobe malfunction during Idol’s first round of Hollywood Week.
The pop superstar split her pants on the set of Idol during an impromptu performance of her chart-topping hit, “Teenage Dream.” The incident occurred when Perry and her fellow Idol judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, as well as Idol hopefuls were singing along to the hit song.
During the random sing-along, Perry was singing the lyrics, “let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans,” when she bent down and ripped the back of her tight red leather pants in front of Richie and Bryan as well as the Idol contestants watching from the audience waiting to perform.
“They busted!” Bryan then shouted, referencing Perry’s pants, which split.
“Can I get some tape? Some gaffer’s tape?” Perry asked, as she walked off the stage to try and get some tape to repair the rip in her leather pants.
Bryan and Idol producers then assisted Perry in correcting the wardrobe malfunction with yellow duct tape.
not Katy Perry ripping her pants while singing teenage dream 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/z9GeZ2tdk5
— Bradley 🍄 (@bradleyberdecia) March 28, 2022
This wasn’t the first time Perry encountered a wardrobe malfunction on Idol. In 2018, the hitmaker was faced with a similar situation alongside Richie and Bryan. The “Daisies” singer laughed so hard that her silver bodysuit ripped at the seams. Luckily, Richie helped cover her up when she repaired the split.
I have good news and bad news today – ☹️: I won’t be able to live stream #AmericanIdol today but 🙂: I CAN promise you some pants splitting fun👖😳 Tune in at 8/7c for round✌🏼 of 🌟All Star🌟 duets! pic.twitter.com/AaqCakSLdT
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 16, 2018
American Idol airs every Sunday and Monday at 8/7c EST on ABC.