Madonna divides internet with provocative live show with Maluma

Madonna and Maluma perform in Medellin, April 30, 2022
Madonna and Maluma perform in Medellin, April 30, 2022 (Photo: YouTube)

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.

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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.


However, not everyone was so kind.

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.”