Singer JoJo's bold g-string dress brings AMAs red carpet to standstill

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Early Noughties pop star JoJo has brought the 2021 American Music Awards red carpet to a standstill with a sparkling silver dress featuring a matching sparkling silver thong.

JoJo, who skyrocketed to fame with the debut single, "Leave (Get Out)" in 2004, was simply stunning in the halterneck number by LA designer Usama Ishtay.

JoJo wears a silver cutout dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
Singer JoJo stunned in silver on the red carpet at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21 in LA. Photo: Getty Images.

The custom look was made up of a Swarovski crystal-encrusted plunging corset top and draped skirt with a high centre split.

A large cutout on each hip left the 30-year-old's bejewelled g-string exposed to the other A-listers at LA's Microsoft Theater.

JoJo — born Joanna Noëlle Levesque — wore her long blonde locks up in a sleek ponytail and highlighted her eyes with a sweep of red eyeshadow.

She chatted with reporters about her new music as well as her upcoming tour of the US and the UK/Europe in 2022.

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JoJo wears a silver cutout dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
The "Leave (Get Out)" star's frock featured side cutouts and a thigh-high split. Photo: Getty Images.
JoJo wears a silver cutout dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
The 30-year-old's dress left her crystal g-string on display. Photo: Getty Images.

American Music Awards red carpet

JoJo wasn't the only star to turn heads on the American Music Awards red carpet. Below, we've wrapped up some of the best and boldest looks from the swanky event.

Cardi B

AMAs host Cardi B upped the ante with her simple strapless LBD by adding a Squid Game-inspired gold mask and a dramatic black tulle veil. She topped off her look with black elbow-length gloves tipped with gold nails and on her ears were a pair of sparkly gold eyes and dangly fingers, of course.

Cardi B wears a black dress and gold face mask at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
Cardi B went bold with a gold mask and tulle veil at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Becky G

Singer and YouTube star Becky G went for a purple peekaboo look with this cutout, long-sleeved mini dress.

Becky G wears a purple cutout mini dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Becky G wore a cutout purple mini dress at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Chlöe

Chlöe showcased her killer curves in a cutout one-shoulder black gown with a super-high thigh slit.

Chlöe wears a black dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
Chlöe showcased her curves at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Olivia Rodrigo

Teen singing sensation Olivia Rodrigo kept things cute and girly in a strappy sequin number that featured fluffy blue feathers at the hem.

Olivia Rodrigo wears a blue dress with a feather hem at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Olivia Rodrigo kept it girly in sequins and feathers at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Winnie Harlow

Model Winnie Harlow rocked a jaw-dropping jewel-encrusted mini dress that put her endless pins on show.

Winnie Harlow wears a bronze beaded mini dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Winnie Harlow's look was a work of art at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly brought his 12-year-old daughter, Casie Colson Baker as his date instead of partner Megan Fox.

Casie Colson Baker and Machine Gun Kelly attend the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
It was a dad-daughter night out for Machine Gun Kelly and Casie Colson Baker. Photo: Getty Images.

JoJo Siwa

JoJo Siwa added an edge to her elegant sweetheart-neck dress with a sheer tulle skirt that showed flashes of skin.

JoJo Siwa wears a black dress the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California
JoJo Siwa showed a hint of skin at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter was ready for all kinds of weather in a bright blue suit and matching umbrella hat.

Billy Porter wears a blue suit and umbrella hat at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Billy Porter was ready for anything at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Kali Uchis

Colombian-American pop star Kali Uchis couldn't decide between two sultry looks, so she wore both. 

Kali Uchis wears a corset and tights the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Kali Uchis first look at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.
Kali Uchis wears a pink corset, boots and robe at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
And look number two for Kali was just as sultry. Photo: Getty Images.

Halle Bailey

Halle Bailey, sister to Chlöe, opted for a daring brown velvet dress featuring a large centre cutout and lace-up details.

Halle Bailey wears a brown velvet lace-up front dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Halle Bailey was laced up at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

Madelyn Cline

Outer Banks star Madelyn Cline made a statement in a floor-length black dress with some serious cutouts and a pair of black leather gloves.

Madelyn Cline wears a black cutout dress at the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Madelyn Cline rocked the cutout dress trend at the 2021 American Music Awards. Photo: Getty Images.

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