The art of seduction is as old as time and the fastest way to a fan’s heart. Nicki Minaj’s onstage striptease during Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards was enough to paralyze Lil Wayne, but she’s not the first to flaunt her assets in front of an audience. For years, some of our favorite artists have dedicated a small (or large) portion of their live show to seducing one lucky fan in front of thousands. Whether the results are sexy, hilarious, awkward or all of the above, celebrity lap dances are always entertaining. Click through the pages for our favorites.
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Janet Jackson performs “Rope Burn” on Velvet Rope Tour.
Long before Rihanna and Nicki were handing out lap dances like hot cakes, Miss Jackson revolutionized dirty dancing with her “Rope Burn” routine in 1998. Janet works her way up and down a pole before laying a passionate kiss on an excited male fan.
Janet Jackson goes S&M for “Would You Mind” performance.
We couldn’t pick just one. Ten years after her Emmy Award-winning “Velvet Rope World Tour,” the icon transformed into a dominatrix for a gravity defying and mouth watering rendition of “Would You Mind.” The crazed fan strapped to an S&M contraption is hysterical. We’re surprised Janet could keep a straight face through this one.
Usher gets lap dance from fan.
During a performance of “Trading Places,” the tables were turned as Usher received a lap dance from a female fan. Dancing as if there was no one else in the room, this girl is more than enthusiastic while gyrating on top of the sex symbol.
Rihanna gives “Skin” lap dance.
RiRi’s 2010 LOUD Tour was pretty much an ode to all things sexy. It was only right that the provocative singer take it up a notch for this sizzling slow jam.
Britney Spears gives Joe Jonas a sexy dance.
In classic Britney fashion, the singer rocks lingerie for a tame but playful dance in front of Joe Jonas. The singer, who joined Spears for the European leg of her 2011 Femme Fatale Tour, looks more than pleased.
Chris Brown performs “Take You Down” at Miami Springfest.
He may be controversial, but no one can deny Chris Brown’s talent for dancing. The shirtless bad boy leaves little to the imagination when he swivels his hips for a female fan in Miami.
Mya performs “My Love Is Like…” for Carson Daly.
Mya was the number one seductress in her prime. Ten years ago, the biracial beauty bump and grinded her way to Carson Daly’s lap during the “MTV Bash” TV Special.
Teairra Mari gives “Birthday Sex” lap dance.
What was supposed to be sexy ended up being awkward when the former Roc Nation princess attempted acrobatics for this Power R&B Showcase in New York City.