Singer Maluma is on a worldwide tour. For his homecoming show in Medellín, Colombia, he had a special treat for fans. He introduced Madonna to the stage for two songs at the finale of the show. The pair performed their duet, ‘Medellin’, followed by an encore of Madonna’s hit song, ‘Music’.
It all went down at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot on Saturday night (April 30) in front of an audience of around 54,000.
Madonna herself has not done a stadium tour since the Rebel Heart jaunt of 2016. The 2019 Madame X tour was a more intimate affair that visited theatres for premium-priced ticket holders, making this Madonna’s first performance in front of such a large audience in several years.
The event was live-streamed on Amazon Prime and Amazon Music’s Twitch channel. Watch a clip below.
Here’s a shorter clip of the duo performing ‘Medellin’.
The singers last performed together at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.
Afterward, Madonna took to Instagram to say, “Last night was so 🔥🔥🔥 in Medellin with @maluma ! Thank you Everyone!!! 💕💗💕💗💕💗!!!! 🇨🇴 🇨🇴 🇨🇴 Besitos 💋💋💋”
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She also posted some behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals.
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Madonna’s appearance at the concert prompted plenty of comments on the internet.
Many praised the singer for her energetic performance and relished seeing her back on stage.
— Marek (@volamsam) May 1, 2022
— Frozen (@Frozen_ROL) May 1, 2022
Madonna living her best life and enjoying being on stage 40 years into her career pic.twitter.com/yfXV650hkM
— Chris Chandler (@amaterial_boi) May 1, 2022
Maluma is such a sweetheart.He has so much love and respect for Madonna, and it showed last night. He was a wonderful host and took great care of his guest.Madonna clearly likes him too, and apart from a couple of small hiccups, it went fine.Most importantly, they had fun.
— Medusa’s_Brother (@MEDUSAS_BROTHER) May 1, 2022
— Madonna Paradise (@MadonnaParadise) May 1, 2022
The way Madonna only had a Major injury in 2020, 30 years in her career, and still pulled herself together and performed again two years later. Who cares if it wasn’t perfect, Maluma seemed happy to have her company. pic.twitter.com/TCbz3ItIe0
— Madonster (social experiment era) (@bake_an) May 1, 2022
However, not everyone was so kind.
— Alex (@ALEX_2009__) May 1, 2022
literally about to have a panic attack i’m just gonna log out for the night i can’t believe Madonna put the final nail on her coffin at a Maluma concert… pic.twitter.com/R7Rs7cZV8z
— T * X 1 N 4 DIKIU (@ellaestoxina) May 1, 2022
Another performer to come to her defense was Darren Hayes, formerly of Savage Garden.
The gay singer tweeted, “Madonna ‘fans’ who criticize her for daring to continue to perform in her (gasp) 60’s will apparently never age and are able to function at their peak physical ability for all eternity Madonna DGAF what you think of her. She is LIVING her life. What are they doing? Watching.”
Madonna ‘fans’ who criticize her for daring to continue to perform in her (gasp) 60’s will apparently never age and are able to function at their peak physical ability for all eternity Madonna DGAF what you think of her. She is LIVING her life. What are they doing? Watching.
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) May 2, 2022