Saturday 19 August 2017

Vine: The ultimate wardrobe malfunction - Madonna falls off stage at the Brits

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Madonna has shown the exact reason why she's the reigning queen of pop.

The iconic singer took to the stage for tonight's Brits and suffered an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.

Debuting her new single Living for Love, the songstress tried to remove a long cape as she made her way down a set of stairs before falling backwards as the cape was pulled back by an unwitting dancer.

Madonna may have fallen on her back, but she didn't let it affect her performance as she took just a few seconds to adjust the cape before continuing on.

In her first Brits performance in two decades, she still wowed the crowds, who audibly gasped as she fell.

She understandably received a standing ovation as she closed the show.

Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Singer Madonna performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Singer Madonna performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London
Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Madonna (partially obscurred) after being pulled over by her cape whilst performing on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage as her cape is pulled during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Singer Madonna struggles with her cape after falling during her performance at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London
Madonna performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London

It was previously reported that Madonna was doing everything possible to ensure her performance, her first at the Brits for twenty years, went smoothly.

The Daily Mirror claimed that Madonna was using a voice humidifier to prep her throat for the performance.

In addition, her dressing room at the O2 Arena was allegedly decked out with scented candles over 24 hours before she arrived to create the right “ambience”.

In her rider, Madonna is reported to have requested champagne and earl grey tea to keep herself and her team going throughout the night.

But after Madonna’s awards ceremony fall caused chaos on Twitter, the Queen of Pop took to her own social networking page to reassure her fans she’s OK.

“Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight!" Madonna wrote on Instagram. "But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I'm fine!"

However, despite her reassurances, a source close to the singer revealed she was left “humiliated” by her fall, which occurred as she belted out her new single Living For Love to close the ceremony.

The performance marked Madonna’s first return to the Brits in 20 years, and represented something of a comeback for the singer.

“Madonna came in under the care and support of others,” an insider told Radar Online, adding that the singer returned to her hotel quickly after the performance. “She’s really hurt.

“She’s in a lot of pain, and she’s miserable. She’s embarrassed, sad, and disappointed.”

Madonna’s tumble sparked a sensation on Twitter.

Straight after her fall, a Twitter account was set up in the name ‘Madonna’s Cape’, and had a staggering 5,000 followers in a matter of minutes.

Despite the incident, Madonna managed to put the fall behind her long enough to complete her performance with enthusiasm and gusto.

Finishing the rendition, the star had a huge smile across her face as she ended the song with her first in the air.

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