It’s been 40 years since MTV first hit the airwaves, ushering in an era of music video domination that would eventually be unceremoniously de-throned by half-hour reality television starring salon blonde drama enthusiasts, pregnant teenagers, and Jersey Shore-dwelling drunks. But in honor of MTV once being the nation’s go-to source for iconic, and oftentimes revolutionary and boundary-pushing music videos, Madonna opened last night’s 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. And she brought out a special surprise guest with her that sadly ended up completely upstaging her appearance, and that would be her fishnet-wrapped butt cheeks. Not surprising that her plus-one would be her bouncy round ass. It’s kind of her favorite accessory at the moment. Of course, Twitter was quick to light up with people who had many thoughts and opinions on Madonna’s show-opening butt moment.
Almost two years ago, Madonna performed at the Stonewall Inn with a noticeably larger ass. Madonna sort of commented on her bigger butt later on Instagram, saying it was nobody’s business but her own when it comes to what she chooses to do with her body. Madge was wearing jeans during her Stonewall performance, so it could be believed that her butt was the result of some strategic padding, but then she flashed her bare cheeks on social media last year, and it was evident that at some point in time, Madonna found herself in possession of an absolute tanker truck of an ass. And voila, here it is, in all its glory, expertly lit by MTV’s best large-object gaffers. Ironically, it was not the biggest ass of the night (that honor goes to Conor McGregor for trying to fight Machine Gun Kelly on the red carpet).
— a1exzandra 💜 (@luna_symphony) September 13, 2021
— Vulture (@vulture) September 13, 2021
While introducing the 2021 MTV VMAs in what looks like the housekeeping uniform for a biker-themed hotel, 63-year-old Madonna explained to the children in the audience why she was the right choice to open the show, by reminding them that even though she’s as old as their grannies, she was the Olivia Rodrigo/Billie Eilish/Whatever of her generation and that she’s been around since MTV was seen as a fad. And just like MTV, Madonna continues to remain evergreen. Sure, Madonna’s continued freshness can be attributed to a team of surgeons, but still. via Variety:
“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 then on changed my life, changed music and created a new art form. That’s why there’s only one place to be tonight. And they said we wouldn’t last, but we are still here, motherfuckers!”
Madonna then turned around and marched off stage and people ran to Twitter to see who would be the first to make a joke about the two small planets orbiting around Madonna caboose. However, as many pointed out, Madonna has been showing her ass for years and probably doesn’t really care what anyone thinks of her current butt situation.
— keeks (@voguefreely) September 13, 2021
Haters will hate, and I have nothing to hate on here. Madonna is a 63-year-old woman with an ass that looks like it was manufactured by Spalding, and who of us wouldn’t want to achieve such greatness as we close in on our calcium supplement years? Madonna deserves some credit for putting it all out there. At the very least she deserves credit for not trying to pass off someone else’s body as her own, again.