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Boobs N' Legs: Grammys Dress Code Was 'Barely' Adhered to, Says CBS

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At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS issued a statement warning performers that they were not to expose too much skin (or puffy genitals, which nobody really understood). The statement began by reading, "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered."

As it turned out, the network was content with how performers dressed. A spokesperson told TMZ that "All wardrobe selections passed our standards, if only barely."

However, upon perusing some photos of the show, we're left wondering how loosely CBS interpreted their own statement. The above photos represent the most questionable of choices, given the guidelines.