It’s official: everything was real about Kacey Musgraves’ performance of “Justified” on “Saturday Night Live” — no lip-synching, no miming and certainly no feigned nudity. Her appearance on the first number of Saturday’s show was achieved just as it looked: completely in the buff, boots excepted.
“She was nude,” Musgraves’ publicist confirms to Variety. “Precautions were taken, and this was the first time it’s happened on the show.” It’s safe to say that a large portion of the viewing audience didn’t even notice, as the mostly mood-lit Musgraves was seated on a stool with a decent-sized acoustic guitar, a strap across one shoulder and hair draped over the other, cross-legged. But it hardly escaped everyone, as the did-she-or-didn’t-she-doff question grew as a topic of discussion over the weekend, with admirer Howard Stern bringing it up on his show Monday morning.