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Naomi Campbell, 51, suffers a nip slip while going braless in a plunging denim co-ord

Naomi Campbell suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction after going braless in a plunging denim jacket. 

The supermodel, 51, commanded attention as she made a head-turning arrival at Get Up Stand Up! Bob Marley The Musical press night in London on Wednesday night.

Yet while leaving the Lyric Theatre, the model exposed a little too much as she accidentally flashed a nip slip while clambering into her waiting car. 

Picture exclusive: Naomi Campbell, 51, suffered a nip slip while going braless in a plunging denim co-ord at Bob Marley The Musical in London on Wednesday 

Turning heads: The supermodel, 51, commanded attention as she made a head-turning arrival at Get Up Stand Up! Bob Marley The Musical press night

Turning heads: The supermodel, 51, commanded attention as she made a head-turning arrival at Get Up Stand Up! Bob Marley The Musical press night

Despite the fashion faux pas, Naomi still looked fantastic in the plunging double denim suit for her evening at the theatre.  

Naomi showed off her cleavage in the structured blazer and cinched in her waist with a thick black belt. 

The matched flared jeans accentuated the catwalk queen’s statuesque frame as she posed for photos on the red carpet. 

Oops: While leaving the Lyric Theatre, the model exposed a little too much as she accidentally flashed a nip slip while clambering into her waiting car

Oops: While leaving the Lyric Theatre, the model exposed a little too much as she accidentally flashed a nip slip while clambering into her waiting car

Dressed to impress: Despite the fashion faux pas, Naomi still looked fantastic

Dressed to impress: She wowed in a plunging double denim suit for her evening at the theatre

Dressed to impress: Despite the fashion faux pas, Naomi still looked fantastic in the plunging double denim suit for her evening at the theatre

Naomi complemented her evening look with a black clutch bag, stiletto heels and plenty of jewellery.  

Naomi’s close friend Grace Jones, 73, also made a fashion statement in a black boilersuit and a raincoat with a giant hood. 

The model donned a pilot hat and goggles and sported a pair of oversized shades. 

Stunning: Naomi showed off her cleavage in the structured blazer and cinched in her waist with a thick black belt

Stunning: Naomi showed off her cleavage in the structured blazer and cinched in her waist with a thick black belt

Leggy lady! The matched flared jeans accentuated the catwalk queen's statuesque frame as she posed for photos on the red carpet

Leggy lady! The matched flared jeans accentuated the catwalk queen’s statuesque frame as she posed for photos on the red carpet

Double denim darling: Naomi complemented her evening look with a black clutch bag, stiletto heels and plenty of jewellery

Double denim darling: Naomi complemented her evening look with a black clutch bag, stiletto heels and plenty of jewellery

Life's a peach: Naomi's skinny jeans showed off her peachy derriere

Life’s a peach: Naomi’s skinny jeans showed off her peachy derriere 

Sitting pretty: Naomi seemed ready for bed as she clambered into the back of her waiting car

Sitting pretty: Naomi seemed ready for bed as she clambered into the back of her waiting car

Whip my hair: Naomi wore her glossy raven locks sleek and straight to frame her pretty features

Whip my hair: Naomi wore her glossy raven locks sleek and straight to frame her pretty features

Naomi and Grace have been friends for years, with the supermodel thanking the fashion icon earlier this year for ‘looking out for me as teenager all over the world’ in a sweet birthday post.  

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is a musical based on the life and music of the late singer and is written by Lee Hall.

Reggae king Bob has had a strong significance in Naomi’s life as she starred in the singer’s music video Is This Love? aged seven and played his songs when her daughter was born earlier this year.  

Inspired: Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is a musical based on the life and music of the late singer. Reggae king Bob has had a strong significance in Naomi's life

Inspired: Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is a musical based on the life and music of the late singer. Reggae king Bob has had a strong significance in Naomi’s life 

Cute: The Vogue star appeared in the musician's video Is This Love? aged seven and played his songs while her daughter was born

Cute: The Vogue star appeared in the musician’s video Is This Love? aged seven and played his songs while her daughter was born

Back in May, Naomi revealed she was listening to Bob Marley during the ‘special moment’ she became a mother for the first time. 

Naomi shared the candid detail about her daughter’s birth on her YouTube series No Filter, saying: ‘Music is like… In my most special moments, you know I just became a mum, I had Bob Marley playing. That’s my roots, you know? It’s my roots.’

The Vogue star appeared in the musician’s video Is This Love? aged seven.  

Quirky: Naomi's close friend Grace Jones, 73, also made a fashion statement in a black boilersuit and a raincoat with a giant hood

Quirky: Naomi’s close friend Grace Jones, 73, also made a fashion statement in a black boilersuit and a raincoat with a giant hood

Naomi reflected on the moment in 2016 in an interview with The Guardian.    

‘Of all the videos, Bob Marley’s Is This Love was the most exciting. Our family loved reggae,’ Naomi said.

‘I was just seven, and didn’t know what it would involve. I didn’t realise Bob Marley would be standing right next to me, tucking me under a blanket,’ she said. 

‘He was the most handsome man, with beautiful bone structure; mellow, too, and soft-spoken, with a strong Jamaican accent, the kind I already knew from home’. 

Marley is magic but the drama needs some redemption: PATRICK MARMION reviews the first night of Get Up, Stand Up! 

Get Up, Stand Up! 

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Rating:

The story of Bob Marley has long been crying out to be made into a stage show. Now at last, 40 years since the great man died, he’s finally set Shaftesbury Avenue throbbing with his deep reggae beats.

But, much as I love Marley and his music, this version, written by Lee Hall (best known for the Billy Elliot and Rocketman screenplays) left me slightly cold and faintly baffled.

And yet it’s such a great story…

Born Robert Nesta Marley in 1945, he rose from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica, abandoned first by his white father and then by his black mother, only to assert himself in the rigged music scene of his country – before literally getting caught in the crossfire of political feuds in the 1970s.

Star turns: Arinze Kene is an energetic Bob Marley. Kene has a luminous smile, an energetic stage presence and a wonderful, soulful voice which he pours into a rousing solo rendition of Redemption Song

Star turns: Arinze Kene is an energetic Bob Marley. Kene has a luminous smile, an energetic stage presence and a wonderful, soulful voice which he pours into a rousing solo rendition of Redemption Song

All that and more is wedged into Hall’s plot without shedding much light on any of it or gathering much dramatic momentum in the process. At times (God forbid) it’s even a tiny bit dull.

Does it matter, though? Maybe not. There’s always the music and, in Arinze Kene, they have an energetic, boyish, passionate and charismatic embodiment of Bob, a man driven by strong Rastafarian beliefs.

All the greatest hits are here too, kicking off with Lively Up Yourself and Could You Be Loved. They are martialled into a somewhat corny attempt to illustrate the singer’s life – as when Jamaica’s Miss World Cindy Breakspeare (Shanay Holmes) sings Waiting In Vain while fighting for Bob’s love.

Yet Marley’s life was too complex and too troubled to suit the Mamma Mia! approach of simply ticking off the hits.

Instead, let’s be honest, the real reason we’re here is to do exactly as we’re told by the title. But it’s not until we hit Jamming, just before the interval, that actually happens.

And although proceedings do lively up themselves in the second half, with a bit more ‘fire in Babylon’, it wasn’t until the finale – with a reprise of Could You Be Loved and Get Up Stand Up – that we were back on our feet again. 

Among the other characters only Gabrielle Brooks as Bob's long-suffering wife Rita really stands out

Among the other characters only Gabrielle Brooks as Bob’s long-suffering wife Rita really stands out 

Kene has a luminous smile, an energetic stage presence and a wonderful, soulful voice which he pours into a rousing solo rendition of Redemption Song. Tears mingle with the sweat from his brow as he laments the injustice and agonies of black history.

Yet director Clint Dyer has him collapse at the end of this stunning performance before the audience can get up, stand up and applaud what should be his finest, showstopping moment.

Among the other characters only Gabrielle Brooks as Bob’s long-suffering wife Rita really stands out.

Although his infidelity and mistreatment of her are soft-pedalled, she turns her rebuke, in No Woman, No Cry, into a blast of Biblical wrath.

Dyer’s production is otherwise a bit tame. Shelley Maxwell’s choreography is mostly rudimentary skanking and jiving while Chloe Lamford’s set design is little more than two walls of pine speakers that roll back and forth. The sound that comes out of those speakers, though, is something else.

And even if so much more could have been made of Marley’s short but extraordinary life, there will never be a time when I don’t want to hear his sweet reggae music.


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