Madonna wore her grillz & a Ralph Lauren suit at the Grammys: hot mess?


You know our Grammys Open Post last night? I came thisclose to letting Madonna’s grillz host it, and that was before I even knew she was going to walk the red carpet in her grill, with her son. I just had a premonition that she would try to be all “hip” like all the “kids” with their grillz, and lo and behold, there she was, like the Portrait of Dorian Gray (if Dorian Gray maintained his youthful appearance with enough Botox to immobilize a rhino).

Madonna’s date for the evening was her son David Banda. My guess? Rocco refused to go with his mom because she was wearing the grill. David seems like a pretty cool kid though, and he said during the E! interview that he wants his own grill, just like his mom. As for Madonna, she wore this Ralph Lauren suit which – taken apart from her crazy face and the grill – is nice and flattering, if a little Al Capone-ish. There was a feeling that Madonna was even jealous of the attention her son was getting. She did interrupt him when he was talking, so God knows.

As I mentioned in the Grammy wrap-up post, Madonna performed with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. I liked the idea of it more than the execution – the idea of pairing “Open Your Heart” with “Same Love” was solid. The execution, however… well, Madge couldn’t even open her mouth properly. She hobbled out, looking absolutely ancient, then mumbled her lyrics through a haze of Botox, fillers and some cheap face surgery. All so she could seem young. Like the kids!




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  1. AmandaPanda says:

    After years of all that super subtle face work, she is now teetering on the edge of Cruella DePlasticVille-ness. Just goes to show that it happens to everyone, regardless of how good your surgeon is.

  2. Lark says:

    Alright, so I’m not the only one who thinks she took only David with her because two weeks ago she got in trouble for using the N-word in reference to Rocco on Instagram? Because I hate to think she’d pimp her kids out like that, but I can’t help but get that vibe.

  3. merski says:

    Ahahaha, I just rewatched it and I’m still pretty sure at 5:00 in the clip Ryan Lewis is shoving Queen Latifah to the side because she’s standing in the way of Madonna’s grand entrance. It’s hysterical!!

  4. AG-UK says:

    She is now looking like those little old ladies from the Upper East Side in NY with fur coats. Sort of sad.

  5. BeckyR says:

    One word: Tacky. The more she tries to look young and hip, the older she looks.

  6. smee says:

    I said it in another post and I’ll say it again…….
    Why do women of a “certain age” decide to go with the “edgy Pilgrim” look? I’m talking to you Madonna, Yoko, Diane Keaton, etc.

    She looks absolutely ridiculous. Surely there’s something to wear that fall in between mutton-dressed-as-lamb and the puritanical undertaker that she could wear.

  7. Lindy79 says:

    Lets just forget it happened and hold hands while singing Papa Don’t Preach

  8. GMarchetti says:

    Next thing she’s 60 and still doing this kind of cr*p.

    “Grandma pimp”? Please, she’s too old for that, have some dignity.

    • MourningTheDeathOfMusic says:

      Madonna and dignity will never be able to go together in the same sentence.

      • GMarchetti says:


        You’re absolutely right! ;)

        I don’t think she should retire or something, just that her “controversial” phase is over. It was a big deal when she was in her 20′s, still entertaining in her 30′s, ridiculous in her 40′s, and absolutely pathetic in her 50′s.

        She should be making albums and performing live, but stop trying – and acting – like she’s in her 20′s. She has a great body, lots of 15 year old girls don’t come close to her, but the fact is: when you look at her face, even with everything she has done to it, you still see a 50 something lady. Does she really think that, for one moment, we look at her and think: “wow, she looks 38 or 40″?

      • MourningTheDeathOfMusic says:

        Not only her face, but I strongly believe that’s the reason she’s resorting to wearing gloves. Word got back around to her how people (myself being one of them) pointed out no matter how hard she works out, no matter what tweaking she’s had done to her face, her hands will always betray her in showing her age.

    • Artemis says:

      David said that he choose the outfit and that he wanted her to dress like him. Seacrest interviewed them on the red carpet. Madonna said she obeyed him and that’s why they’re dressed that way. It’s still a horrible outfit for Madonna but at least it has a cute backstory.

  9. Anna S. says:

    Madge couldn’t even open her eyes, let alone her mouth. Wow. Yikes.

  10. Faye says:

    Yikes. Just . . .wow. Surely however many wrinkles or lines she might have had if she had aged naturally, it would have looked better than this mess. It boggles the mind that she actually *paid* to look this way.

    Her son is very cute, though. I love the look on his face. “Don’t hold it against me, people . . . I didn’t have a choice about coming here.”

  11. Frida_K says:

    David Banda is certainly a handsome child. She looks like the crypt keeper, but the youngster is adorable. His eyes are soulful…he’ll be a heartbreaker one day.

  12. greenmonster says:

    I don’t know what she has done to her face exept botox and fillers but she looks awful – neither young or old, just awful. When she came out to performe (did Ryan really push Queen Latifah out of the way, so Madonna could stand beside her??? WTF?? I thought, that was so rude), I was shocked…Madonna face looks so tight it hurts. Can she even close her eyes completely?
    She is just another example why you should never mess with your face in order to look younger. Getting older/old is a privilige and an honour – because it is denied to so many people, who died to young.

    • MourningTheDeathOfMusic says:

      I figured someone told him to have Queen Latifah move to the side so that she wouldn’t partially be standing in front of Madonna. But I agree, it seemed a bit rude.

    • Christin says:

      I don’t understand it, either. It isn’t just celebrities who go down this path. Some people just can’t deal with the seasons of aging. The rich just have more ability to do multiple expensive procedures that can make them look awful. But hey, no wrinkles once that skin is stretched so tight!

      The last part of your comment is similar to one of my favorite quotes, from Cary Grant. He refused to dye his hair or take extreme measures to look younger. And he aged very well. When asked about aging, he said there was no point in being unhappy about growing older and to just think of the millions have been denied the privilege.

      • MrsB says:

        I have friends who have started botox and they are in their mid to late 20′s. 20′s!! I don’t understand why they are starting it so young, they definitely don’t need it in my opinion, and I can’t imagine what they will look like when they hit their 40′s or 50′s.

      • Christin says:

        Here is what I cannot rationalize: What happens to all of those injected materials? It’s hard to believe they evaporate into thin air and don’t risk affecting the body. And using something that renders muscles unusable (muscles can begin to atrophy in days) sounds like a recipe for sagging face over time.

        Twenty years ago, tanning beds were thought to be safer than natural sunlight. Within a few more years, we’ll likely hear more about long-term use of injectables.

      • MrsB says:

        ITA. It’s funny how people claim to be concerned with organic, all natural healthy eating and then ignore the chemicals they are injecting into their bodies.

      • Sumodo1 says:

        Madge looked like she was “prednisone puffy” and after years of strenuous workouts, dancing, riding horses and just being Madonna, she could be taking it for arthritis or something else.

    • Artemis says:

      Madonna should have given Queen the microphone because she sounded HORRID. And jup, they pushed Queen aside, unbelievable.

      It surpises me that she is aging so badly despite all her work since she was young: diet, exercise, staying out of the sun etc. Must be bad genetics. Maybe she could do with more good fats in her diet.

      • Jayna says:

        She’s aging badly because she put big cheek implants in and lots of face fillers and botox. It did not make her look younger. It made her look older. Madonna looked fantastic at 48 and then 50 she got the cheek implants and couldn’t move her face for a while and had to do fillers around the implants to make them look not so prominent. She developed a pillow face and then the botox. What a mess.

        Look at Brandil Glanville on Real Housewives. She started the show looking much younger than her years of 39. She started overdoing the botox and fillers and she not only looks her age now at 41, but she looks odd with all that stuff in her face and harsh looking.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Spot on, Greenmonster. Getting old is a privilege. And the ability to age gracefully is a beautiful trait.

  13. Tx says:

    No question mark needed Kaiser! If it involves Madonna, it’s a hot mess. Period.

  14. MollyB says:

    The suit was flattering and I liked it but enough with the hats, grills, cane, necklaces, etc. Way too much. And she sounded awful!

    • Jessica says:

      I thought she sounded good but a little drunk or slow. I thought it was a good performance but I was weirded out that 30something couples randomly got married in the middle of it.

    • Bernice says:

      The cane was a necessity. She had a skiing accident (or they said it was a skiing accident) and was on crutches up until the Grammys. Personally, I think she would have been better off using the crutches. The cane just made her look old.

      She needs a new colour of hair and to change her makeup. In one’s 50′s everything changes intermediate of the definition of your features, skin quality, etc. it’s important to adjust and adapt at that time or you get that whole crypt look going.

      • It'sJustBlanche says:

        I have to agree with you. I think she could look so much better with less plastic surgery (I’m all for a little bit of help, but not too much), taking that crap out of her mouth, and dressing a little more classy. Oh, and maybe add ten pounds. She would look great. And I’m saying this as someone who has never been a fan, in the least.

  15. Gorgonia says:

    Madonna should be taken as example about how useless plastic surgery is …

    • NYC_girl says:

      My mother is almost 74 and got her eyes done last year because her lids were drooping and impeding her vision. The surgeon did a very subtle job and even left some bagginess below to look natural. She is not stretched tight and looks her age, maybe a few years younger. We laugh when we walk around the city and see these women who she calls “monsters of the deep.” I agree with you that most surgery is useless especially when the person goes to a shitty doctor and changes their face. The surgery doesn’t last forever. I would do my eyes and chicken neck if I develop that.

      • Gorgonia says:

        I have to admit eye’s surgery,to get rid of the “bags”, is one of the few job which can be good, if made by a skilled surgeon. Let me say a little more: plastic surgery is totally useless if you believe to get back your twenties or thirties thank to it. Unluckly, youth is something you cannot get again with botox and toy boys.

      • Tig says:

        Hate to break it to you/ but at some point in the future, the skin on your neck will sag. As it stands now, there really isn’t a procedure that can deal with this as with facial skin sagging. Who knows what next 10/15 yrs will bring, tho? Until then, anything you use on your face, apply to neck- can’t hurt!

      • GByeGirl says:

        My grandmother had this done in her 70s as well. It was a remarkable improvement.

        I think that it can be a great thing–when you wait until you really need it. I really only think that it looks ok on younger people when they are correcting major “flaws”…for lack of a better word. A subtle nose job that still maintains the “character” of the nose, pinning back very large ears, etc. Although, I happen to like larger noses and ears, as I’m sick of everyone getting little Barbie noses.

      • Moi says:

        @TIG, there are quite a few neck lift procedures.

  16. PinkyTuscadero says:

    oh madge. the cane. is. not. ironic. if you’re old. nor are grillz that sound like dentures. nor is the warbling. see, madge, those things are cool on young’uns cuz because… oh, fletch it. you don’t get it, madge.

  17. SnarkGirl says:

    What was up with the cane? Did she injure herself recently? When she came out on stage she was moving like she was in pain, or like she was going to break something if she moved too quickly.

  18. Maureen says:

    Madonna: a ridiculous woman.

    David Banda: too cute and handsome for words. I always thought he was the most adorable baby.

  19. MourningTheDeathOfMusic says:

    My goodness she looks rough. I see she’s still trying to hide her aged hands with gloves.

  20. eliza says:

    Her eyes!!!!!! Eeeeeeek! WTH????

  21. Deanne says:

    The grill combined with her jacked up face is just sad. She’s an AARP member now and the granny pimp act just makes her look desperate. The suit without the hat and grill would have looked better. I was never a Madonna fan growing up. She always jumped on the trends right after they started and then took credit for starting them. She’s just embarrassing herself now. Ten years from now she’ll still be Iappropriately dressed, trying desperately to be relevant. That’s just who she is.
    On a positive note, her son David is completely adorable.

  22. Tsarina says:

    For some reason I think David was used as her token for the outrage caused over he ruse of the N word. She is the Queen of PR and marketing herself.

  23. The Original G says:

    Doria Gray. Nailed it, Kaiser.

  24. Lis says:

    I really don’t get the grill-thing. You pay good money to make it look like your nice, white teeth are rotten?? WTF for?!?!

  25. Leah says:

    The surgery on her face is really starting to show. I am sad for her really, how old is she? 55? The thing these women who go overboard with the surgery dont realise is that it doesn’t make them look younger. Compare her to susan sarandon or meryl streep (who i believe are older) and its not like madonna looks the younger one.

  26. Pri says:

    Oh shit her face!!! *eyes buldging out in horror*

  27. Dawn says:

    If it was Halloween I’d think it was funny and great but it wasn’t and I felt somewhat embarrassed for her or maybe it was by her. Everything (except the kid) was ridiculous in my opinion.

  28. Nicolette says:

    LOL, I have the radio on as I’m reading this and one of the DJ’s just commented that she looked like the old man in Poltergeist 2. I must say I agree.

  29. silvia says:

    Why can’t celebs age normally for once? The problem is, their whole life they thought they were not short of immortal, rich, famous, beautiful, admired and now all of a sudden – cheating old age is something money can’t buy.
    So here we are, stuck with this poor circus clown, she doesn’t really get how ridiculous she looks. Madge should get a grip of reality, and act her age, or retire if she can’t handle her fading popularity and aging with dignity.

  30. laura says:

    I think it is sad to read all the harsh comments as I feel it is a very tough industry to stay in for aging women…yes, she did have lot of plastic surgery. No, she does not have the figure and genes of a Christy Brinkley (who is by the way an exception!). Why are we so harsh as women judging others.
    Look at Steven Tyler ( who had tons of surgery btw ), it is ok for him to have a toy girl (I use the expression toy girl as “cougar woman” have toy boy), he will never have 50/100 of the harsh comments that Madonna has….it is truly sad I think, and give a true reflection about who we are today as a society, a society obsessed by youth and is not kind with aging women.

  31. Chaine says:

    When she came out in the white suit, she looked absolutely fragile, in the way that a much more elderly woman would look. I don’t know if it was the cane, or just how very thin and tiny she is, or what, but I kind of felt like she might actually have some serious illness. It is not just her face that does not look right.

    • Artemis says:

      And everybody knows she is not fragile. Her dancers said she was in better shape than them, Madonna’s workout DVDs are killer and you don’t get to have a body like hers without gruelling exercise. She was injured a few weeks ago so I think that makes her seem fragile.

  32. balticprincess says:

    Sorry, I am German, normally my English is kind of adequate to understand Celebitchy, but what are “grills”? Every meaning I find in the dictionary can’t be the right one. In German Grill means “Barbecue”, but that’s not right, either. So, please, help me!!!

  33. Jaded says:

    Oh that’s rich, Madonna singing (trying to) about opening your heart when she’s famous (infamous) for being one of the most arrogant, greedy, mean-spirited, self-obsessed and nasty people on the planet. This is a woman who brandished guns during her performance in Colorado just after a mass shooting; hung herself up on a cross and said she wanted to be like Ghandi; rewrote history in her asinine movie about Edward the VIII and Mrs. Simpson, painting them as kindly, star-crossed lovers instead of Nazi-friendly egomaniacs.

    Madonna, you’re as irrelevant as your “Sex” book and reek of desperation trying to seek relevance in a changing musical world. Time to put your money where your grill is and start doing something meaningful with your life, not just using your pseudo charity “Raising Malawi” to fund Kabbalah because you believe you can control the world. BTW, Kabbalah is more about losing ourselves than about finding, becoming more other-centered and less ego-centered…doesn’t seem to be working for you does it….

  34. dorothy says:

    Poor Madonna. She went from cool, years ago to just sad. A grill? Really? How old is this woman?

  35. Bia says:

    Why does she look like she’s 70? What happened to her face? I see other women at her age who look so much better and younger.

  36. rainy17 says:

    Did anyone else have a flashback to her dancing with that young boy in one of her videos a million years ago?

  37. Putchka says:

    I am her age. Knock it off with the “old lady” crappola. Yes, she’s clinging to youth. What gets me is no hug or kiss towards her son. She used him as a prop. In these pictures she’s actively turning away from him. My arm would always be around my son’s shoulders at a media event, especially when he’s so young.

  38. Quinn says:

    I would give anything to be able to see what Madonna would look like today had she had zero work done- I bet anything it would have to beat her current face.

  39. original me says:

    that’s a beautiful suit she has on but i can’t take the dippy hat.

  40. Murphy says:

    She’s starting to look like Hillary Clinton

  41. RR says:

    She is older than my mom and looks it. I just wish she would take a page out of Helen Mirren’s book: you can be sexy, and CLASSY as an older woman. You don’t have to keep trying to be Rihanna.

    At this point, she looks ridiculous. The grill looks more like ugly dentures than anything.

  42. Kristen says:

    It makes me sad to see Madonna doing this to herself. She must be absolutely manic.

  43. Jackson says:

    I will never understand why a relatively younger woman like Madonna would go in for that much work, especially considering the effectiveness and availability of things like Botox, fillers and lasers. Those three things used judiciously and with a bit of restraint can yield amazing results. I know there is some thinking that if you get a facelift when you are in your mid-40s to early 50s you won’t need more work done as you age and you will age into your face, so to speak, very nicely. Still, I don’t remember her looking “bad” before she started showing up with this face. If she didn’t seem like such a nasty person, I’d honestly feel bad for her.

    • It'sJustBlanche says:

      It’s having too much money to waste on it. Most of us can get subtle work done, in part because that’s all we can afford, but for her the sky is the limit. I get fillers in my in the lines from my nose to my mouth and a tiny bit below my mouth on each side. It’s very subtle, but my doctor uses one syringe (and I’m 49). No one would know I do anything, they just think I am very lucky. In fact, I’ll have friends who are ten years younger go on and on about how much better my skin looks. Anyway, my doctor told me that she’ll get patients in from the West coast who want multiple syringes even though they don’t need them. She said it’s the thing out there and that doctors won’t stop them. Same with the botox. If you go to someone good and demand they use restraint, you won’t look like that.

  44. L says:

    She’s starting to seem more and more like Michael Jackson. I hate to even say it. The over the top outfits. Covering her hands all the time, but that’s really just to cover her aging hands. I’m not sure what’s going on with this look.

  45. BettyBlue says:

    In think she’s ill. For all the cosmetic enhancements, I think she looked really off because of something else…

  46. Kim1 says:

    Forget about he she looked she sounded horrible
    David is too young to attend Grammy’s IMO

  47. Camille (TheOriginal) says:


  48. Eleonor says:

    The death becomes her.
    I think we should be glad we didn’t see he memaw this time.
    How sad.

  49. mzizkrizten says:

    She is looking like Michael Jackson.

  50. someone says:

    Grandma at the Grammys. Grandma Madonna is looking aged, despite all her plastic surgery.

  51. Dorian says:

    A classic example of a mutton dressed like a lamb. Sorry Madonna but you are

  52. Baskingshark says:

    On the plus side at least she wore pants.

  53. bailie says:

    Her face is terrifying to me. I’m not completely against plastic surgery, but I’m 27 years old, so it’s easy for me to talk.
    I believe in a little bit goes a long way.
    I rather completely avoid alcohol, smoking, bad eating habits, not enough sleep and sunbathing today, so I slow down the aging process and try to prevent damage to my skin.
    Plastic surgery makes me eat only organic, use organic products and wear barely any make up, so I don’t have to be looking like an alien when I hit Madonna’s age having to do plastic surgery and also avoid looking like a catcher’s glove from damaged skin.
    I don’t know why women like Nicole Kidman, Kim K. and Madonna mess with their faces so much that they look like freak version of themselves.
    Desperate and sad.
    I hate the grills and all of the accessories, but the suit is amazing.

  54. wtf says:

    I’m so tired of this chic. Go somewhere and enjoy your money. Stop subjecting us to your scary mask face and your idiot comments.
    And poor David. He’s the living walking breathing, ‘some of my best friends are black’

    edit – ok i watched the video, and it is HILARIOUS to listen to her singing next to someone that actually CAN SING. BAD MOVE MADONNA

  55. lola lola says:

    I wonder how long they practiced those poses in front of a mirror before the show??

  56. Janet says:

    How old is her son now? That boy is stylin’!

  57. Jana says:

    I will never understand why all these women over 40 in show business choose to have surgery/fillers/injections that make them look like the Joker from Batman.

  58. Amy says:

    My mom and Madonna are the same age. Mom looks 100 times better than this botoxed nightmare!

  59. Mollination says:

    I think part of the execution-fail came from having freaking Madonna try to “sing” along side Mary Lambert! It was hilarious and painful. Lambert’s voice is so beautiful and controlled. It basically solidified what people have been saying for year’s about Madonna’s talent and ability to “sing”.