News | Entertainment
24 Oct 2021 10:34
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Madonna was a surprise performer at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (12.09.21)

    The 63-year-old star shocked the crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, as she kicked off the latest VMAs in a dominatrix-style outfit

    Madonna - who opened the first VMAs in 1984 with her hit 'Like a Virgin' - arrived at the ceremony in a New York-style yellow taxi.

    Before she appeared on stage, her voice could be heard in the ceremony recounting her early years in the city and her love of MTV.

    She said: "I came to New York City with nothing but $35 and a pair of dance shoes. I was 19 and terrified.

    "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 from then on changed my life, changed music and created a new art form. That's why there's only one place to be tonight."

    Madonna - who has won 20 of the VMAs' Moon Person trophies over the years - walked on stage to her 1990 song 'Vogue', and stripped off her trench coat to reveal a BDSM-inspired PVC outfit.

    Shortly before she departed the stage, the star - who famously shared a smooch with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 VMAs - told the crowd: "They said we wouldn't last, but were still here motherf******.

    "Happy 40th MTV. Welcome to the 2021 MTV VMAs."

    Other surprise appearances on the night came from Cyndi Lauper, 37 years after she won the Best Female Video at the first-ever VMAs.

    Cyndi - who presented the Best Pop Award - said: "I won a Moon Person at the very first VMAs in 1984. Things are a little different now.

    "Yeah, girls wanna have fun. But we also want to have funds. Equal pay! Control over our bodies! You know, fundamental rights!"

    Other performers at the spectacle included Justin Bieber, who took to the stage with The Kid Laroi to sing their tune 'Stay'.

    Camila Cabello wowed with a version of her latest song 'Don't Go Yet', and her boyfriend Shawn Mendes - who also took to the stage to perform - was spotted dancing to her music.

    Doja Cat - who hosted the ceremony - had a break from her evening duties to perform her songs 'Been Like This' and 'You Right'.

    Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, and Twenty One Pilots also performed at the ceremony.

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     23 Oct: Hollywood remembers Halyna Hutchins — shot by Alec Baldwin on Rust set — for emerging talent and magnetic personality
     23 Oct: Kate Beckinsale has a “very high” IQ
     23 Oct: Adele is reportedly set to introduce Rich Paul to her family next month
     23 Oct: Dame Helen Mirren has been named an Ambassador of the University of Salento
     23 Oct: Queen Elizabeth spent the night in hospital after cancelling her visit to Northern Ireland on her doctors’ orders
     23 Oct: Halsey says being a mother “makes being a musician seem pretty boring”
     23 Oct: Miranda Kerr isn’t sure if she wants any more children
     Top Stories

    The All Blacks are making sure they maintain structure to their play when they take on the United States this morning More...

    The Government's enhanced support package for businesses won't be enough for everyone, but will help More...

     Today's News

    Red Bull's Sergio Perez has topped final practice for the US Grand Prix in Formula One 10:24

    Law and Order:
    Police have identified the driver involved in a hit and run incident in Hamilton early yesterday morning 10:14

    As fierce rivals India and Pakistan prepare to clash at the T20, fans in Australia are ready to cheer them on 10:04

    Accident and Emergency:
    Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire at a campground at Lake Benmore, near Twizel 9:24

    Australia have edged South Africa to claim a tight five-wicket win in their Twenty20 cricket World Cup opener in Abu Dhabi 8:14

    Auckland police are investigating how a person fell from a moving vehicle and died 8:14

    League leaders Chelsea have put seven past Norwich City while keeping a clean sheet, for an utterly dominant victory at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League 8:04

    Russian, Chinese warships hold first joint patrols in Pacific Ocean for 'maintaining of peace and stability' 7:54

    The All Blacks are making sure they maintain structure to their play when they take on the United States this morning 7:54

    Health & Safety:
    Concerns for children's dental health during lockdown 7:44

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd