Not So Slippery Nipples: The 20 Raciest Celebrity Pasties

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  • Lil Kim Pasty At The MTV Music Awards

  • 2001 MTV Movie Awards Lil Kim

  • Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl in 2004

  • Rob Schneider on Jay Leno in 2004

  • Daisy Lowe for Agent Provocateur in 2008

  • Britney Spears’ Circus Tour in 2009

  • Rihanna for Vogue Italia in 2009

  • Jwoww at MTV’s New Year’s Eve in 2011

  • Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza in 2010

  • Kelly Rowland in Vegas in 2011

  • Dita Von Teese Performing at the Arts Club in London in 2012

  • Miley Cyrus at the iHeart Radio Music Festival 2013

  • Azealia Banks Pasties

  • Iggy Azalea “Change Your Life” Video 2013

  • Miranda Kerr for i-D Magazine in 2013

  • Cara Delevingne in i-D Magazine, 2013

  • Courtney Stodden in Pasties

  • Nicki Minaj on Instagram

  • Brooke Candy by Terry Richardson for Diesel’s 2014 Calendar

  • Miley Cyrus as Lil’ Kim

If a breast is exposed, but the nipple is covered, was the boob ever naked in the first place? Let’s ponder this and many other questions as we journey through this gallery of the raciest celebrity pasties. Despite the existentialist quandary presented by the pasty, what I want to know most is: Does it hurt? It seems as though sticking something to your nipple would hurt. And some of those things look heavy; dragging nipples can’t be much fun.

From red carpets to Super Bowl stages, the pasty is only becoming more prolific — and less shocking — as time goes on. Behold; a lot of breast, and not much nipple, as we take a look at the 20 (well, technically 40), raciest celebrity pasties.