MADGE BREAKS THE INTERNET: It’s been over three decades since Madonna writhed around the stage of the MTV Music Video Awards for her then-jaw-dropping performance of “Like a Virgin” in 1984, but the 56-year-old Queen of Pop is still up to her old tricks.
On Wednesday, Madonna premiered her new music video, “B**ch I’m Madonna,” exclusively on Jay-Z’s music streaming service, Tidal, with no shortage of blink-and-you-might-miss-’em celebrity cameos. Everyone from Nicki Minaj, who also does vocals on the track, to Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Chris Rock, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Diplo and even Miley Cyrus makes an appearance in the four-minute video. About two minutes in, there’s also an appearance by Alexander Wang, who lip-synchs the song’s unmistakable chorus.
Throughout, Madonna — rocking a hot-pink studded motorcycle jacket and leopard-print dress — is the life of her own penthouse party as she cops piggyback rides from hunky male models (and also makes out with a few), and even pours a drink down the mouth of Spanish model Jon Kortajarena. Manhattan partygoers might recognize the video’s location as the Top of the Standard — a popular New York City venue that has played host to many fashion after parties, including that of the CFDA Awards earlier this month. Madonna, a longtime supporter of Wang’s designs, was photographed partying with the designer at the video’s very location after the most recent Met Gala, so perhaps that’s when inspiration struck?