Grace Jones Goes Topless At Concert

Is there a greater Hot Mess in pop music in our lifetime than Grace Jones? She proved it again over the weekend in New York. At the end of the first night of this year’s Afropunk Festival, she was wearing very little: an under-bust corset, sheer tights and white body paint in stripes and patterns. Which is to say that she was topless, though by that point she’d been through a succession of wraps, gowns, science-fiction headdresses and a skull mask. She sat down on a stage riser, removed one of her high heels and pretended to throw it at the audience, but held on. “That was childish,” she admitted, and cackled.

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