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Katy Perry's Red Leather Pants on American Idol 2022

Katy Perry Brought Back the 2000s With Her Lace-Up Leather Pants

Katy Perry's Red Leather Pants on American Idol 2022
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Katy Perry brought back a lot of memories with her latest outfit on Monday's episode of "American Idol." The "Daisies" singer wore a pair of red leather pants for the show's two-hour Hollywood Week kickoff episode. Perry's red-hot pants gave off a very nostalgic feel with a lace-up front and bell-bottom leg. She styled the slacks with a cheetah-print corset top that only added to the Y2K vibe with its little red ties on each strap. Perry accessorized the look with a pair of square-toed heels, chain-link necklaces, and bracelets. Ultimately, we'd consider it a tamer version of Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" outfit.

Perry showed off her outfit on Instagram with the caption, "Don't let the Monday blues get you down, #americanidol is on tonight and it's #hollywoodweek babes πŸ†πŸ§‘." During an impromptu performance of her hit song "Teenage Dream," Perry, who was singing with fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, experienced a bit of a wardrobe malfunction in the look. While singing the hit song, she bent down and ripped the back of her pants.

"Can I get some tape?" the singer asked before walking off stage. Bryan and other crew members immediately came to her assistance, patching up the ripped area with bright-yellow duct tape. Unfazed, Perry gracefully continued on the show like the pro that she is. She later went on to post a clip from the mishap, captioning it, "ima get ur heart racing in my skin-tight jeans on #americanidol tonight πŸ‘€ tune in now for a RIPPING good time πŸ€ͺ."

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