Many fans have commented that queen of pop, Madonna, looked unrecognizable while presenting an award at the Grammys.
At the 2023 Awards, Madonna took to the stage to present ahead of Sam Smith’s performance.
During her speech, she spoke about the importance of being “shocking” and gave a shoutout to all the “troublemakers” who are forging their own path.
“I’m here to give thanks to all the rebels out there, forging a new path and taking the heat for all of it,” Madonna announced. “You guys need to know all you troublemakers 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.”
However, it wasn’t just Madonna’s words that caught the attention of viewers, but also her appearance, which caused a stir on social media.
Madonna had noticeably bigger lips, braids, and was dressed in a tight black suit and fishnet gloves.
Viewers took to Twitter to express their shock and confusion, with many struggling to recognize the legendary singer.
“Madonna who? That can’t be her? Can it?” one viewer tweeted.
Another commented, “Madonna doesn’t even look like Madonna. Who was that? So awkward.”
Some viewers criticized Madonna for her apparent focus on appearance, with one person writing, “#GRAMMYs I really wish Madonna never touched her face. There really was no reason. She was going to age beautifully. She’s always been beautiful.”
However, not everyone was critical of Madonna’s appearance.
Throughout her life, she has been a champion for the LGBTQ+ community, and her message of support for rebels and troublemakers was well received by some viewers.
Despite this, others felt that her speech was narcissistic and lacked substance.
“This is the worst narcissistic Madonna #GRAMMYs speech since she gave Aretha Franklin that non-tribute tribute,” one viewer wrote on Twitter. Another added, “Madonna wtf is this hashtag girlboss speech.”
In conclusion, Madonna’s appearance and speech at the 2023 Grammy Awards sparked a heated debate on social media. While some viewers were shocked and confused by her new look, others appreciated her message of support for rebels and troublemakers. Despite the mixed reactions, Madonna remains one of the most influential and iconic figures in popular music.