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performed a surprise set during this year's Met Gala on Monday. Fitting the event's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," the singer covered Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and performed her classic, "Like a Prayer."
For "Prayer," Madonna and a group of backup singers appeared on the Met stairs dressed in hooded monk robes, which hid their faces, as the song opened. As the backup singers sang the opening refrains a cappella, Madonna pulled off her hood. During the piano-backed "Hallelujah," Madonna performed another lightly choreographed number with dancers.
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Madonna, thirty-five years of career and provoc '
The interpreter of "Like a Virgin" and "Like a Prayer", which celebrates its 60th birthday on Thursday, continues to embody the transgression by refusing to renounce a sexuality expressed without complex.
She had to play another song, but finally chose Like a Virgin . On September 14, 1984, Madonna shot live a huge cake, dressed in a wedding dress, with the inscription "boy toy" on the buckle of her belt. On the set of MTV channel, which inaugurates its first awards for music videos, the 26-year-old singer mime the sex act on the floor, revealing her underwear. Accustomed to "traditional" ceremonies like the Oscars or Grammys, America is in shock. Some predict a precipitous end of career for the young woman, known to the general public since barely a year. Thirty-four years later, history has been largely wrong. Far from being over, the career of the "Madone",, is as rich in tubes as scandals.
Cross on fire and bondage. In 1989, it is the Like a Prayer clip that scandalizes: with an alternation of sex and religious images, we see Madonna make love to the statue of a black saint, or dance in front of cross on fire, the symbol of the movement of the Ku Klux Klan. The Vatican protests and religious movements threaten to boycott Pepsi, who gives up under pressure to his advertising contract with the singer. A year later, even the MTV channel refuses to broadcast the video accompanying the title Justify My Love , which depicts the practices of bondage in a hotel. The controversy however succeeds to the singer: before the appearance of Youtube, the clip beats sales records.
The singer also forges its reputation on stage, as on the tour "Blond Ambition", in 1990. She celebrates sex and homosexuality, with dancers supposed to masturbate her on Like a Prayer. The provoc 'also goes by style: it is during this tour that the queen of pop adopts the tapered bras of Jean-Paul Gaultier, whose image will remain associated. In 1992, the book Sex, an anthology of photos of Madonna in suggestive positions, sells to 500,000 copies in 15 days - 1.4 million copies worldwide so far.
Striptease and swastika. Having become an elder in the profession over the years, the artist succeeds in continuing to talk about her, refusing to abandon a sexuality expressed without complex. In 2003, still on MTV, she kisses passionately her younger girls Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, dressed in wedding dresses in honor of their idol, in a cult scene.
The sex-symbol of sixty years is also known for its political commitments, always decided. Appeared at Washington's "Women's March" after Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017, she also attacked the president of the National Marine Rally Le Pen, repeatedly airing a video clip in she was wearing a swastika on her forehead. "Coming from a girl who throws her panties in the room, it is not very surprising," had then reacted the main interested.
Often brought back to provocations, Madonna regularly claimed them, for one of the last times at BillBoard Women in Music in 2016. "Thank you for recognizing my talent, which has been to continue my career for 34 years despite a flagrant sexism and misogyny, constant harassment and endless abuse, "she commented while receiving the Woman of the Year Award. "I think the most controversial thing I've ever done is to stay in. Michael (Jackson, ed) is gone, Tupac is gone, Prince is gone, Whitney (Houston, Ed) is gone Amy Winehouse David Bowie is gone, but I'm still standing there. "
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