Queen of Pop Madonna, 63, made a triumphant return to the MTV VMAs Sunday night, arriving in full dominatrix gear to kick off the show — and to take it (almost) all off herself!
In a pre-filmed segment, Madonna was seen arriving to Times Square. Via voice-over, she recalled arriving in NYC to make her fame and fortune.
“Around 40 years ago, I came to New York City with nothing but $35 and a pair of dance shoes," Madonna said. "I told the taxi driver to take me to the center of it all. He dropped me off in Times Square. I was 19 and terrified. But it was just the first step. I knew that someday, with a lot of hard work, I’d be known not just in New York City, but all over the world. Forty years ago, another underdog arrived in New York City, hoping to create something revolutionary. An all-music channel premiered in the middle of the night and called itself MTV. We found each other and formed a bond that changed my life, changed music and created a whole new art form. That’s why there’s only one place to be tonight. And they said we wouldn’t last — but we’re still here, motherfuckers. Happy 40th, MTV. Welcome to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.”
Surrounded by imagery from her storied music-video catalogue, Madonna was seen lowering sunglasses before the clip cut to her striding onstage in a Burberry trench coat, a motif from her 2019 Madame X tour.
Dropping the trench to deafening applause, the busty icon welcomed the crowd to the show before turning to exit the stage like it was a catwalk on towering Louboutins — and showing off her eye-catching rear in fishnets.
The "Vogue" singer definitely let her booty move to the music!