It’s almost expected of her to have a wardrobe malfunction, but even Lady Gaga wasn’t prepared for this one.
The 26-year-old singer split her latex pants as she kicked off the North American leg of her Born This Way Ball tour in the first of two sold out shows in Vancouver, Canada.
The New York native was performing new choreography for her song Heavy Metal Lover, in which she rides in on the stage transformed into a motorcycle.
Wearing a pink wig and a full leather ensemble, she then breaks away from her tires and other gear to cavort on with her dancers.
Gaga has been performing the song as part of her tour for the past year, but kicked off the tour with a new set of Versace costumes.
‘Tonight @ladygaga is kicking off the N. American portion of her tour w a full new set of Versace costumes for herself and her dancers too!’ the fashion house tweeted on Friday night.
The latex apparently couldn’t hold up to the gruelling new moves and tore along her backside.
But she used the wardrobe malfunction as a talking point with her fans, teasing the ripped fabric with her hands and urging her Little Monsters not to care what people say about them.
The Poker Face singer has been battling critics for the past few months for a dramatic 25 pound weight gain, a move she’s embracing even in her skimpiest outfits.
‘I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny,’ she tweeted back in September before launching a new section on her website called Body Revolution.
‘This is who I am. And I am proud at any size.’
She also took to the site to thank her fans for helping her over the scrutiny of her weight.
She added: ‘My weight loss/gain since I was a child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have.’
Lady Gaga recently said she’s happier than ever with her body, especially because partner Taylor Kinney is a huge fan of her new fuller figure.
Writing on her blog, she said: ‘My boyfriend prefers me curvier.