Fans were worried that music icon Madonna didn’t look like herself at the 2023 Grammy Awards. The seven-time Grammy winner, who is 64 years old, introduced Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ performance of “Unholy” during Sunday night’s star-studded ceremony.
They took up the trophy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance earlier in the evening. In winning the prize, Petras became the first transgender performer to do so.
Many people just paid attention to Madonna because of her new appearance. In the words of one, “[I switched on the TV and] there was Madonna, and I had to get up and get closer to make sure it was her.” A Twitter user questioned, “What has happened to #madonna?? “Is it just me, or does she have a Madonna look-alike?”
She scarcely looks like the Madonna I fell in love with,” one fan remarked, echoing Ariadne Quinn’s sentiments.
A separate viewer commented: “So, I am just now watching the #GRAMMYs. I don’t see Madonna when I see her.
Madonna started the show by waving a whip and praising “the rebels out there.” The famous person asked, “Are you ready for a little controversy?”
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While Petras performed in a cage, Smith donned a top hat with devil horns. Smith sported a floor-length scarlet coat with an exaggerated collar, a top hat, and a cane on the red carpet, while Petras went for mini-dress and red shoes.
Gottmik and Violet Chachki, both familiar faces from RuPaul’s Drag Race, also made cameo appearances in the song video.
Petras gave an acceptance speech in which she acknowledged the “transgender legends” who had “kicked up the doors” for her.
She continued talking about the icon of pop, saying, “I don’t believe I could be here without Madonna.”
Due to “overwhelming pre-sale demand,” Madonna has added a second London event to the world tour of her biggest songs from the last four decades.
Beginning on July 15 in Vancouver, Canada, the Madonna: The Celebration Tour will take the Queen of Pop to 35 cities throughout North America. The singer will go to Europe to play at 11 locations during the fall season.
The tour will begin on October 14 with a single gig at London’s The O2, continue with stops in Barcelona, Paris, and Stockholm, and wrap off in Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on December 1.
The pop superstar initially only planned to perform twice on October 14 at the O2 in London, but it was then revealed that she would perform twice that day. The tour is being billed as a “once in a lifetime event,” and special guest Bob the Drag Queen (real name Caldwell Tidicue) will appear at all shows