July 26, 2021

Madonna offers surprise concert as part of NYC Pride

The pop legend captured the spotlight at The Standard Highline hotel. (Andy Cohen / Instagram)

The NYC Pride had a spectacular start from the hand of one of the darlings of the LGBTQIA + movement, Madonna.

Early this Friday, the “Queen of Pop” lit up the streets of Manhattan, New York, with her new video “No fear, Courage, Resist”, the Pride Weekend theme that was filmed by Ricardo Gomes. The video clip too showed up on the screens of Times Square to the amazement of thousands of people who gathered to see the new production of Madonna.

“Tonight is not just a party to kick off Pride Weekend”, public the singer on her Instagram account hours before.

After the spectacular premiere of the video clip, Madonna captured the spotlight at The Standard Highline hotel to offer a small live presentation where she performed two of her greatest hits: “Hung Up” and “I Don’t Search I Find”.

“Not celebrating Pride Day without people would have been a tragedy for me,” Madonna exclaimed to the crowd gathered in the hall according to Variety. “Take nothing for granted because you never know what awaits all of us around the corner. Learn to love yourself, “added the singer of” Like a Virgin. “

The private event featured guest artists such as Amanda Lepore, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Billy Eichner, Zachary Quinto, Lance Bass and Adam Lambert, as well as a court of drag artists where Detox, Aquaria, Vanessa Vangie Matteo, Kandy Muse and Gottmik stood out. , who enjoyed Madonna’s presence.

Throughout her career, the “Queen of Pop” has defended and supported the fight for the rights of LGBTQIA + people and thanks to her passionate conviction they have made her a true symbol of the fight against gender discrimination.

“[Madonna] he’s been repeating and reinventing what he’s been saying since day one of his career. We are working around that idea: freedom, expressing yourself, being who you are, believing in what you want to be, trusting yourself, being aware, powerful, and loving each other. Those are the most important messages ”, explained Gomes in an interview for WWD.

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Likewise, the photographer and director said that “No fear, Courage, Resist” is destined to become a “celebration video” although he recognized that the message of this video clip should be relevant for every day, “not only within the framework of the Pride ”.

The pop music legend also auctioned off a collection of Polaroids, which generated more than $ 100,000, which will go to New York-based charities dedicated to creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA + youth.


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