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Madonna unveils new 'Madame X' teaser at VMA

Source: Paramount+ - 13 September 2021

At the VMA, Madonna also unveiled a new trailer for her upcoming Madame X documentary, which will stream on Paramount+ as from October 8. In regions that don't have the Paramount+ streaming service yet, MTV will be broadcasting the show. The Dutch MTV (Netherlands/Belgium) will be showing it on October 9.

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Madonna celebrates 40 years of MTV for VMAs opening

Source: Variety - 13 September 2021

"And they said we wouldn't last, but we are still here, motherfuckers!"

With those words, Madonna opened the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, which along with her iconic 40-year career as the Queen of Pop, is also celebrating the network's four-decades-long anniversary.

Madonna opened the 2021 MTV VMA

The pop legend nodded to her own arrival in New York City as a young aduly with an opening segment. "I told the taxi driver to take me to the center of it all," says Madonna in a voice over while riding the cab to Times Square. "I came to New York City with nothing but 35 dollars and a pair of dance shoes. … I was 19 and terrified."

Celebrating MTV's birth, Madonna continued: "Forty years ago, another underdog arrived in New York City hoping to create something revolutionary and all music channel premiered in the middle of the night and called itself MTV. We found each other and from 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."

Dressed in a classic Burberry trench coat and Louboutin's, Madonna took over Times Square with dozens of LED billboards playing her most-loved music videos — including "Like a Prayer" and "Vogue"– in tribute to both her own success and that of MTV, which helped her pave the way to becoming the best-selling female artist of all time.

For her onstage appearance, Madonna was wearing an Atsuko kudo crop jacket, latex bra and latex corset; a Moschino leather apron; Christian louboutin pumps; Handsome Stockholm leather gloves and rings by Neil Lane.

Madonna in the intro video for the VMA

Madonna also unveiled a new teaser trailer for her upcoming concert film, "Madame X," which will be available to stream on Paramount Plus on Oct. 8, shortly after her appearance.

One of the most decorated VMA stars, bringing home 20 awards throughout her tenure, Madonna is known for iconic performances, including her first VMA performance where she sang her Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Like A Virgin," rolling around in a white wedding dress. Madonna was nominated for Best New Artist Video (Borderline) at the 1st annual MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y.

Other iconic performances include the 1990 VMAs where the star performed "Vogue," where she brought Black and Latinx ballroom culture and voguing to mainstream pop culture. At the 1991 Oscars, Madonna performed "Sooner Or Later," where she took inspiration from Marilyn Monroe — with her date, the late Michael Jackson in the audience. In 2003, Madonna again shocked audiences as she kissed both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera — who were singing "Like A Virgin" with her on stage.

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Madonna in the recording studio with boyfriend Malik

Source: Instagram - 5 September 2021

Madonna has posted pictures of herself and boyfriend Ahlamalik in a recording studio. The caption simply reads "In The Stu with my Boo".

Are they working on a song together? Is she providing backing vocals on one of his songs? We'll have to wait and see.

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Madonna, black lingerie, and white sheets: what could be better?

Source: W Magazine - 1 September 2021

For about a minute, while scrolling through Instagram today, we were sure that Madonna was posting outtakes of her 2009 "Blame It On Rio" cover story shot by Steven Klein for this magazine. In that spread, Madonna famously traipsed around a Brazilian vacation home in a cavalcade of little black dresses, robes, sunglasses, and lingerie amongst a small army of shirtless male models (one of whom she'd go on to date for a bit). This, of course, is not to be confused with her landmark "Justify My Love" video, in which she also makes the most of black lingerie and a hotel room. Though, as it turns out, the mini-photoshoot Madonna uploaded to Instagram today was entirely new material, proving that at 63 there's still no one better when it comes to stealing the scene with some black silk and white sheets.

While Madonna's Instagram still has the charmingly chaotic DIY hallmarks it's always had since she first joined the platform, over the summer it seems that she's incorporated more planned and professional material (perhaps she's seen Kristen McMenamy's IG?). She even turned a July family picnic into a David LaChapelle-esque photoshoot. For this boudoir endeavor, she tagged creative assistant Rita Melssen, personal photographer Ricardo Gomes, hairdresser Andy LeCompte for their assistance. (LeCompte, by the way, also did Madonna's hair for the "Blame It On Rio" spread 12 years ago. He shared his tips on how to get the best home blowout here).

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Madonna wore black Louboutins, a lace nightgown, black fishnets with matching gloves, and of course lots of jewelry. Apparently, much of the fashion for the shoot came straight from Madge's own closet, as she revealed on IG stories.

Madonna, black lingerie, and white sheets: what could be better?

MTV to broadcast Madame X on October 9

Source: Social media - 1 September 2021

MTV has confirmed that the new Madame X documentary will air on MTV (Belgium/Netherlands) on October 9 at 21.30 CET.

Territories with the Paramount+ streaming service, such as the US, will be able to stream Madame X as from October 8.

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