Off The Record
Madonna, 64, Arrives At Grammys Afterparty – After Shocking Fans With ‘Unrecognizable’ Onstage Appearance
On the night of Sunday, March 10, Madonna was spotted making her way to the 65th Annual Grammy Awards afterparty at Mr. Brainwash Art Museum in Beverly Hills.
When she took to the star-studded stage earlier in the evening as a presenter, the 64-year-old Queen of Pop surprised fans with her ‘unrecognizable’ appearance.
In a long black silk coat and unusual dark sunglasses, Madonna arrived at the party looking chic.
She wore a long coat over a pair of fishnet stockings and a pair of black boots up to her knees, seemingly without changing from her on-stage attire.
The Material Girl kept wearing braids to show off her auburn hair and flawless face.
Unholy, performed by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and the crowd was stunned by the True Blue singer’s remarkably wrinkle-free appearance when she introduced the pair.
Besides announcing her highly-anticipated The Celebration Tour, the singer also posted a touching message to “all the young rebels,” telling them that their “fearlessness does not go unnoticed.” However, most people were more interested with her “unrecognizable visage.”
The remarkable singer, winner of seven Grammys herself, came onto the dazzling stage to present at the awards show.
She wore an all-black outfit consisting of a tight black jacket and a long black skirt with a slit up the right side of the thigh.
One fan wrote: ‘Madonna looking “refreshed” lol..’ while another wrote: So, I am just now watching the #GRAMMYs. Madonna doesn’t quite look like @Madonna to me.’
Another penned: ‘Madonna needs to stop with the plastic surgery and embrace the aging process. She’s nearly unrecognizable at this point.’
One fan added: ‘My gawd what has @Madonna done to herself? #GRAMMYs’ while another typed: ‘Madonna sorta looks like that singer that sang Vogue and other songs.’
Madonna’s hair was separated down the center and pulled back into two braids, one on either side of her head. To add an edgy note, two smaller strands had come loose in front of her face.
The Frozen singer clutched a riding whip in her right hand as she addressed the audience from center stage, bathed in bright lights.
Madonna topped off her formal attire with a set of cross-shaped earrings and a slew of glitzy rings for the big event.
She wore dramatic makeup consisting of black mascara and shimmering smokey shadow to highlight her blonde-dyed eyebrows. When she was finished, she gave her lips a tint of a natural color.
As she announced the two upcoming performers, the star began with humorously asking, ‘Are you ready for a little controversy?’
After pausing for a while, the legendary performer said, ‘Here’s what I’ve learned after four decades in music.’
‘You guys need to know, all you trouble makers out there, you need to know that your fearlessness does not go unnoticed. You are seen. You are heard and most of all, you are appreciated.’
Later on Sunday, Madonna posted a brief movie on her personal Instagram profile, giving her admirers a better look at her outfit for the music event.
The clip had a shot of Madonna posing against a wall, which allowed viewers to see the entirety of her dress. She walked slowly over to the camera, tapping the riding crop gently, to once again display her flawless face.
In the background, Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal’s catchy song B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of The All) could be heard. The celebrity simply wrote, “And the Winner is…” beneath the winning photo.
Kim Petras, who became the first transgender woman to win a Grammy on Sunday, typed out in the comment section, ‘I am beyond honored! Thank you for everything you have done for the lgbtq community and thank you for being pure hope and light to so many.’
In honor of her 40 years in the business, the artist just announced her upcoming The Celebration Tour in January. The 35-city worldwide concert tour will launch in North America this July.
When asked about her next concert, Madonna said in a press release, ‘I am excited to explore as many songs as possible in hopes to give my fans the show they have been waiting for.’