MTV VMAs 2021: Madonna opens the show saying, 'They said we wouldn't last...'
By IANS | Published: September 13, 2021 05:09 PM2021-09-13T17:09:05+5:302021-09-13T17:20:07+5:30
New York, Sep 13 The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off Sunday evening in New York City ...
New York, Sep 13 The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off Sunday evening in New York City with a cold open from the Queen of Pop - Madonna.
In a pre-taped video, Madonna paid homage to her culture-shifting history with the network and its signature awards show in particular. "Around 40 years ago I came to New York City with nothing but $35 and a pair of dance shoes," Madonna said.
"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."
True to her word, Madonna followed up her video segment with an in-person appearance at the 2021 VMAs. Strutting out of the stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in her Madame X finery, Madge declared, "They said we wouldn't last, but we're still here mother***kers. Happy 40th, MTV."
Madonna also took to her Instagram on Sunday and wrote, "And they said I wouldn't last......"
Madonna's then-controversial performance of 'Like a Virgin' at the inaugural 1984 VMAs went a long way toward pushing the pop singer into the realm of headline-grabbing superstardom. And of course, her infamous kiss with Britney Spears at the 2003 VMAs is one of the show's most iconic moments, according to Billboard.com.
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