Spread Your Legs And Fly Away: Are These Pop Stars’ Spread Eagles Sexy Uncomfortable?

  • Nicki Minaj Freaks

  • Janet Jackson All For You

  • Christina AguileraDirrty

  • Gwen Stefani What You Waiting For

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  • Keri Hilson VH1 Diavs Salute The Troops

  • Kylie Minogue For Me For You

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  • Beyonce Single Ladies

  • Britney Spears

  • Miley Cyrus 23

  • Iggy Azalea

  • Saturday Night Live Ciara

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  • Jennifer Lopez American Idol

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  • Madonna Super Bowl

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  • Rihanna Pour It Up

Spreading your legs mid-dance can pull even the most flexible hamstring, so there are times watching performances when a sexy spread eagle makes us cringe. From splits to booty drops, we sometimes feel like those spread eagles are more uncomfortable than they are hot. Not that we’re complaining — we really do appreciate the elasticity of our favorite performers and the lengths they’ll go to in order to give us a full crotch view.

From Miley Cyrus’ now ubiquitous inner thigh to Beyoncé’s transcendental ability to dip it low, some of these stars have really been practicing their kegels. Whether the spread eagle is upside down, like Madonna’s Super Bowl effort, totally naked like Lady Gaga’s W Magazine shoot or across a chair like Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” video, these birds sure know how to spread and fly. Check out our gallery and decide for yourself — are these pop stars’ spread eagles more sexy than they appear uncomfortable?