Madonna ‘insisted’ on having the Met Gala carpet to herself for photos


I’ve never been a die-hard Madonna fan. I liked her for many years, and if I have a reason to defend her, I will. But this current incarnation of Madonna is just really uncomfortable. Her appearance at the Met Gala was really messy, and when she tried to speak to the reporters, her face could barely function because she’s had so much work done. She’s clinging to her youth, absolutely. But even more than that, it’s like she’s clinging to this idea she has of herself, that she’s always going to be the most important, the most notable, the most scandalous and the most discussed person in the room. And is that the reality? People were discussing her Met Gala appearance, absolutely. But did she “scandalize” anyone? Or were we just like, “Oh, God. Please put it away”? Page Six says that Madonna and her people demanded that all other celebrities clear off the gala red carpet while Madonna strutted her butt cheeks. Ugh.

A-listers, make way for Madonna. The Queen of Pop, squeezed into a peculiar posterior-baring bondage outfit, halted the red carpet at the Met Gala for her arrival.

A source tells us, “Madonna cleared the red carpet to make her big entrance, even though she was not really dressed. All these A-listers had to wait for Madonna, who insisted on having the carpet to herself, to have her pictures taken.”

Those held up and forced to wait on line while Madge did her thing included Katy Perry, Kim and Kanye, Naomi Campbell, Solange and all the designers. The source added that things got funny when Perry got impatient and started yelling out at limelight-loving Madonna, “Are we ready now? Can we go?”

[From Page Six]

Madonna making Kanye West wait is… appropriate. But pulling “rank” like that at the Met Gala is just so cheesy, especially in Madonna’s situation these days (her Sad Clown act) and especially considering her Givenchy ensemble was absolutely ridiculous.

Oh, and Joan Collins (of all people) had some mean words to say about Madonna:

“I thought it was a costume party, Halloween look, but it’s the Met Ball which is supposedly one of the most glamorous and fashionable events and I thought that the bottom thing coming out was a bit over the top… I am the least ageist person… if you want to do that, be prepared to be made a figure of fun because I don’t know anybody who hasn’t been laughing about it.”

[From Express]

Is this how Madonna “scandalizes” these days? By being the joke, by being laughed at, by being thought of as out-of-touch? It’s almost enough to make me feel sorry for her. But then I look at these photos – where Madonna looked like she was soaking up the flashes – and I don’t feel sorry for her.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I don’t think anyone was clamouring for a spot next to her.

  2. Lama Bean says:

    Her face! She looks like the guy from the Scream painting! Stahhhpp

    • BDA says:

      I think her face looks like Fred Mertz when he and Ethel were dressed up as a two-headed dragon in Lucy’s bad dream in the Scotland episode.

      • Esmom says:

        LMAO at the specificity. I watched Lucy all the time but I must have missed that one!

      • stinky says:


      • imqrious2 says:

        OH MY GOD!! THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT’S BEEN NIGGLING ‘ROUND IN MY HEAD: THE TWO HEADED DRAGON!!! Now, I can’t “unsee” it, and I’m laughing soooooo hard!!!!!

      • Zwella Ingrid says:

        LOL perfect match with Fred.

    • swak says:

      She does not look younger than her age at all. She looks much older.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I thoroughly agree, @SWAK. That’s why I made the Melisandre without the necklace comment yesterday. She really looks like an old hag now, and it seems to have happened so quickly. She is now a hybrid of Madame the puppet and Jocelyn Wildenstein. Nightmare fuel.

      • Jib says:

        I agree!! She is three years older than I am, and I PRAY I don’t look that old!! And I’m blonde, used to smoke and have had no fillers/botox/surgery. My skin is Scandanavian, so it’s pretty nice, I have lines, but I don’t drink or smoke now, so I feel like I don’t look like a wreck, as she does.

    • nicole says:

      She reminds me of Bette Davis in ‘Whatever happend to Baby Jane’, except she is dressed like an old stripper from vegas.

  3. InvaderTak says:

    That’s fine. Who would want to be in shots with THAT? Everyone wins.
    And if Katy Perry actually did that, good for her.

    • JenYfromTheBlok says:

      Sit Down, Katy Perry. Not one of modern day pop singer can hold a candle to the career of Madonna. I guess I’m alone here in that Madonna- not one other attendee- has the right to clear the red carpet. I also feel for all that is Madge. I’m sexy at 50 and our culture isn’t down with it. I was never into pearls, I was never into peter pan collars- so I have to ditch the bondage gear to please everyone else? FY.

  4. Colette says:

    Madonna looks like a hot mess from head to toe.When did she have time to get more plastic surgery,wasn’t she just on your?Maybe it needs time to”settle”.

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    That’s just such a sad, ugly sight. Not because of her age so much as just the desperation for attention, the inability to accept that she’s not the star she once was. It would be like Mick Jaggear doing something similar. There was a time when the Stones were the biggest. That time is over. Pass the baton, Madonna. Before we all suffer any more.

    • colleen says:

      I’ve often wondered what Madonna would do if we [EVERYONE] just said, “pass” when it comes to her? If people just stopped reacting to, caring about her antics. Would she stop? I definitely agree with you. Her time to behave like this has passed. Bow out gracefully now, pleeaaase!! It’s so incredibly painful to watch this woman continually make a fool of herself acting like a rebellious adolescent. And I really truly used to love her.

      • Flowerchild says:

        I don’t think she would stop, I think her antics would become more extreme. It seems like she need that media attention to give her validation that she still young and hip.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        ^^this. She’s already shown she’s unpredictable. It will just get worse.

      • Timbuktu says:

        Yeah, I think at this point she needs help. I feel like most people with any degree of sanity left would have chosen to retire a while back. God knows she has a lot to enjoy. She could always produce or do something else to stay relevant. The fact that she clings to the limelight is not healthy, IMO.

      • Ironically, if she did handle herself with a little more grace, people would respond to her better, and probably want to see more of her. The desperate thing is just so uncomfortable for everyone. It’s that that pushes us away.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      I had always hoped that she’d embrace getting older — doesn’t she realize that that would be the truly radical act, to show that women can age and still be kick ass performers? To challenge the youth and beauty insistence of our culture. That would be awesome. So disappointing that she hasn’t

      • geneva says:

        Totally agree with the sentiments that if she would grow old gracefully – or even mentor other up and comings – in public than there would be more young people seeking her out in a sense. In her private life, she may mentor and assist rising stars etc. but the fact that she wanted the red carpet to herself speaks volumes about how – unlike other rock stars who do mentor other younger stars in various ways..she does not seem to connect with that and in fact still fights to be number one. When you think about it…many people are doing the same thing…women in their late 70s dress like 30 year olds, work out, look great (from behind) but when you see their faces, yes, they are old. It must be hard to be young and the young must feel like saying..move over..we are coming. That is the way it should be and always has been. Like the person said above, hand over the baton.

    • Jib says:

      I don’t see anything wrong with Madonna, who was such an icon, attending events like this. I do find it ageism to insist that older performers just go away – and I’m not saying you are saying that, GNAT; you clearly are not, although many people do feel that way. But she should at least act like she’s earned some dignity and self-respect in her many years of success!! She should look at someone like Helen Mirren as an example of aging with sex appeal but class at the same time.

      I do think Madonna has some other things going on, perhaps a drinking issue. She really does look a wreck and seems to have zero judgement.

  6. cujokay says:

    She doesn’t look like herself. If you had not told me it was Madonna I would never have guessed.

  7. juice says:

    I feel sorry for her.

    • Amy says:

      I feel sorry for her children. Imagine seeing pictures of your mom dressed like that ANYWHERE, much less on the pages of multiple mass media outlets.

  8. ddHi says:

    She looks like she’s dressed for a part in Game of Thrones..old crone?

  9. lilacflowers says:

    Bride of Sauron, Queen of the Orcs. Her role got left on the cutting room floor for Lord of the Rings.

  10. JudyK says:

    She should have been turned away dressed like that–inappropriate and disgraceful–so desperate for attention that she’s beyond pathetic. She also looks like she’s falling-over drunk.

    • crtb says:

      I felt the same about Kanye – that he should have been turned away for dressing so inappropriate in jeans and a tee shirt. Imagine my surprise when I read this morning that he was consider one of the best dressed couple.

      • JudyK says:

        Just ludicrous that Lucifer, err, I mean, Yeezus should ever be paired with the words “best dressed.”

  11. suzanne says:

    It really saddens me to see what SO many lovely women in Hollywood have done to themselves with plastic surgery.

    My mother had a facelift at 68- she looked EXACTLY like herself, only about 15 years younger.
    I cannot believe that women with LOTS of money to get the best work look like they got their work done with a Groupon. I assume it’s a case of “too much, too soon, too often”- but they all have the same swollen, misshapen look to them…YUCK.

    • KikiGee says:

      That Groupon comment – laughed so hard! Thank you for that.

    • Snowflake says:

      Yes, it is possible to have work done that looks good. I don’t get how celebs can look so bad, with all the money they have.

    • geneva says:

      Work done with a Groupon is a classic.

  12. bondbabe says:

    I see not only did she have to have her a$$ hanging out but her boobs too!??? And with electrical tape pasties? Gah. Anything for attention, I guess.

    • Carol says:

      That outfit was atrocious and laughable. Having said that, if I had her tight buns at her age, I might also be wearing outfits with butt cut-outs.

      • pagirl says:

        I thought that at first too… but then I noticed those straps under her cheeks (gross to type.. sorry). Those are totally giving her lift. She’s cheating!

  13. NeoCleo says:

    I don’t feel sorry for Madonna. She’s had years to get used to aging and plenty of money to do it the right way.

  14. Willa says:

    She really does look like Baby Jane now! Oh man….

  15. Abby says:

    I’m sorry but this outfit is hideous. Worst of the night I think. She looks awful too–hair, skin–doesn’t even look like her. How much better would it have been if she had dresses classy? But no one would be talking.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      We’d be fawning over her like we do with Helen Mirren! Fame must’ve really effed with her. But even that doesn’t garner my sympathy for her.

      • Starkiller says:

        If Madonna had been the classiest-attired person in the room for her whole life, she’d still never be fawned over the way Helen Mirren is.

  16. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    her face is pathetic,her outfits were pathetic ….she is pathetic!
    I am feeling sad by this statement because Madonna represents so many good things for the women of my generation

  17. Jayna says:

    I feel sorry for her, how out of touch she is. I don’t see anything but toy boys in her future, bought and paid for, because that’s all she can get, not because that’s what she wanted. Madonna dated age appropriate men all her life until she hit 50 and the dating scene again. Most “men” are simply turned off by her for many reasons, and then she faces the other side where she is invisible to a lot of men her age or somewhat younger because of her age, which is hard for women used to lots of attention, hard for any woman really. Don’t get me going with her immature music that younger pop stars are making more sophisticated music than Madonna, that desperate ploy trying to be hip and because of that being so unhip. She was hip in her 40s because it was effortless.

    Her narcissistic personality has become so dominant. She has become a caricature of herself in her 50s, which I never would have believed because she was so bad ass in her 40s.

    • Apsutter says:

      She was flawless in her 40s. I was just comparing ray of light era photos to these and now I’m depressed

      • kiada says:

        She really roared through her 40s. No dry spells. She had it all. Since the split from Ritchie she’s resorted to the same over-the-top immature behavior she displayed in her mid-30s.

  18. Naya says:

    I love older Madonna more than I ever did the younger. Younger Madonna and her crucifix fetish never drew a smile out of me, unlike older Madonna. I think she is wildly entertaining and I think this is all part of her design.

  19. Lindy79 says:

    Someone said yesterday that they wished she had cycled onto the carpet on that mini bike she used on stage when she had her “meltdown”

    I wish that too, at least it would have been funny

  20. capepopsie says:

    Instead of being remembered with respect and admiration,
    she is going to be the pathetic, embarrassing person making
    everybody feel uncomfortable!

    It is such a shame!
    I am cringing with her children.

  21. Madpoe says:

    I loved her True Blue days and Ray of Light days.
    But in a sense, I’m 42 and no way in shape the way she is for her age.
    Then again, if I had time, money there’d be little excuses not to stay fit.
    But I’m not in the spotlight like her so meh.

    • nicole says:

      Madpoe, I loved TrueBlue, it was a great pop album, La isla bonita is still one of my all time favourite summer songs, I also like Ray of light, because she tried something different in the sound and her whole hippy kind of look was different, I think the last good not great album of Madonna’s was confessions on the dancefloor, the hard candy album I threw out, havent bought any of her music since. I listen to Sade now, she is a real class act and has a beautiful voice.

      • Apsutter says:

        Confessions was very good. That one was actually a couple years ahead of its time, true club music. I loved how you could listen to the whole album so easily. Songs just flowed from one to the next

  22. anniefannie says:

    I used to loooove Madonna! That said I don’t recognize this truly tragic figure? I mean, it had to occur to her that donning that get up could expose herself to ridicule….right? I find it particularly in poor taste to be so thirsty so soon after Prince’s death. Like she has to be so center stage ….CONSTANTLY.

    • lucy2 says:

      I used to love her too, I grew up on her music, and wanted to be just like her in the 80s. Now I look at how sad and desperate she is, and I just never would have guessed that back in the day, when she had so much confidence.

  23. OTHER RENEE says:

    She’s absolutely the butt of everyone’s jokes.

  24. Greenieweenie says:

    Strikes me as a woman who has always located her identity in her sexuality and has no idea how to transition away from that to something else…anything else, just to demonstrate that you are a whole human being and not the sum of your body parts.

    • Esmom says:

      Very well said. It’s like she doesn’t think she has anything else to offer and that’s pretty pathetic.

    • Erica_V says:

      I saw a video that French Montana posted of her – as soon as the camera is on her she sticks her finger in her mouth and starts fake blowing it. It’s SO bizarre!! I wish someone would say to her, does everything have to be sexual all the time?!?

  25. Green Is Good says:

    Somewhere in the afterlife, Bette Davis is pisses off. There’s only one Baby Jane, and it was a movie, not real life creepy

  26. Goo says:

    Your time is up Madge… Now, you are only making a fool of yourself, and it is neither attractive nor endearing. It is simply put, PATHETIC.

  27. Manjit says:

    I think she aimed for “sex kitten” with her look, imo she achieved “well-hung mutton”.

  28. Sansa says:

    You have to accept when your closing in on 60 that your youth is gone. She looks great from the neck down if you wanna wear that, I’ll give her that, she has kept her body. Aging is such a natural thing and she has so much to be proud of set an example and stop trying to be your daughter. Jerri Hall looks great if Madonna was more natural she would have a few wrinkles and a twinkle in her eye. Madonna can’t you slow down and keep it real? Alot of us our not young anymore but we are still kicking just be yourself…you wrote so many songs about that.

    • Esmom says:

      Your comment made me think of a grandmother who came to visit our classroom recently, who was probably a good 10 years older than Madonna but projected this amazing energy and this easy, chic, effortless style. And all she had on were jeans, a sweater and boots, classic and slightly youthful but not trendy. Simple jewelry. Next to no makeup, no work done. But she was so engaging and her beauty just radiated.

      It is too bad that Madonna feels she has to try so hard.

  29. One2 says:

    I could believe she was doing it to be a rebel if she didn’t look and act desperate. I dont mind a women of any age being wild and comfortable in their sexuality as well as in their own skin, but thats not what she’s giving off. She is to try hard.

  30. Deanne says:

    The photos of Madonna with the designer make me think of Wayland Flowers and Madame. Her face is actually jarring. Her ego is obviously blinding her completely.

  31. Karen says:

    Madonna was the Queen of reinvention. It saddens me that on a night themed basically being inventions and evolution she chose to wear basically the same outfit she wore to the Met Gala before, as well as on tour.

  32. lucy2 says:

    I wish the rest of the attendees had just been like “Uh, no” and continued onto the carpet. People have been enabling her ridiculousness forever.

  33. Nancy says:

    It makes me sad to see her like this. Like Cher said If I Could Turn Back Time… can’t. Life is so much easier when you are able to accept the truth, that you can’t change certain situations, you can’t be young forever and who wants to. So philosophical today….hmm

  34. Cindy says:

    It’s like she is having a complete mental unraveling in full public view. The not nice part of me finds it satisfying, simply because she was never known to be a very nice person, and karma is kicking her a*s. Also, she really seems to be the living breathing text book example of Narcissism in Old Age. I can’t even imagine being in her head. How much denial do you have to have constructed to be able to walk out in that outfit and think it looks good? She is like watching a car wreak. At this point I don’t even feel sorry for her, just morbidly fascinated.

  35. Flowerchild says:

    Not only is Madonna tricks old and played out, but she also trying to copy what Beyoncé did last year. Beyoncé came late last time so she could have the red carpet to herself and got a lot of attention from it. It didn’t seem to work for Madonna because if you google Met Gala 2016 news isn’t focus on her.

  36. MiniMe says:

    She’s become a caricature of herself and if she gets anymore thirsty she will be leaving trails of sand behind her as she walks.

  37. Adrien says:

    She was very lucky Riri was not there. Ri could wear the same outfit and still be highly praised. She owns the Met gala. Madge just didn’t have the right attitude to own that cheeky attire. She was giving an impish, self satisfied smile all the time like she achieved something. Meanwhile Lady Gaga walked into the red carpet in 10 inch heels like a boss and not breaking character.

  38. Jayna says:

    On a site discussing Madonna and what she’s become, I loved this post.

    “The BITCH I’M MADONNA music video showcases her appalling insecurity. She acts like a tedious and plain adolescent desperately trying to impress the popular kids in high school. How pathetic she has become. The Madonna of Blonde Ambition era would SPIT ON the Madonna of 2015.”


    • nicole says:

      Jayna, she was at her best around the blonde ambition era, she was so fascinating back then, its hard to beleive she has turned into this trashy joke that she is now

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Very true. She’s become something she used to loathe.

  39. Itsme says:

    She’s kind of become a sad caricature of herself. In her youth she was strong and tough and exuded confidence and power. Now, the exact opposite. She reeks of desperation and moth balls. Hang up your hat, sweetie, and cover your ass. Your time is up.

  40. Coconut says:

    I remember not loving her dress from last year’s Met Gala but she looked fabulous and age/place in life appropriate compared to this year!!!!

    • rudy says:

      The difference is striking.
      Almost as if her face is now collapsing in place.

    • Snowflake says:

      Wow, what happened in a year to make her face change so much?

      • saltandpepper says:

        I agree, she looks like she’s aged about ten years in a year! She actually looked ‘elegant’ (for Madonna) last year…

  41. LeAnn Stinks says:

    I have to admit, that most of those people on that list, escpecially Kayne, I could care less that they had to wait for Madonna’s photo op.

    However, she really needs to get over herself. Her narcissism is pathetic and her attitude is appalling.

  42. Michelle says:

    My question is…who allowed her to walk the carpet by herself? They should be fired. She is not relevant enough anymore to be making such demands. Someone should have said ‘Nope. Not gonna happen. You can walk the carpet along with everyone else. We are all equal here.’ and if she pitched a fit, then uninvited her. She was nothing by the comic relief anyway. If I were the designer, I would have refused to allow her to wear my design and saved it for someone a little more age appropriate.

  43. SusanneToo says:

    Good god almighty!!! That’s all.

  44. KiddVicious says:

    Poor Madonna. She’s at an awkward age, too old to dress as hip as she feels, and not old enough to get away with it.

    • Shiba says:

      Madonna’s not trying to be “hip”!
      She’s going for the camera time that she’s always gotten from presenting herself sexually.
      But it’s tired and doesn’t suit her age now; instead, highlighting desperate attention grabbing .
      Unattractive, uncool, unintelligent…UN.

  45. Zaytabogota says:

    Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Robin Wright, Marisa Tomei… It’s possible to look great over fifty with the right nutrition, lifestyle and perhaps a bit of subtle cosmetic help. The problem with Madonna is that she doesn’t want to look amazing for her age, she wants to be a twentysomething who’s seen as ‘wild’ because that was the fashionable thing in her day. Her narcissistic personality won’t accept reality. The consequences of that are laughable, I’d feel sorry for her if she wasn’t such a nasty person.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      That’s how I feel. She mistreated so many people and her downward spiral probably feels like retribution for those she wronged.

    • kiada says:

      Robin is not “over 50”, she just turned 50. Mirren is 71, Sarandon is 69, Streep is 67 and Madonna is 58. In defense of Robin, it’s wack to indicate she’s a peer of these women most of whom she’s young enough to be the daughter of.

      • Kitten says:

        She also mentioned Tomei, who is only 51. I think the OP was trying to show a variety of ages, not at all claiming that these women are “peers”.

  46. jaimeboo says:

    It’s kind of a sad act to watch. Poor delusional Madonna.

  47. ladyE says:

    I hate to say this because I used to love Madonna but she’s beginning to look like Jocelyn Wildenstein.

  48. frosty says:

    M could still pull off the edgy bdsm look, with the right approach. This isn’t it though. This is crazy old lady.

  49. kri says:

    She needs to take a rest. Not because of her age or anything. She has lost her perspective. Totally lost it. This is so unnecessary.

  50. Magnoliarose says:

    She’s hard to look at these days. She needs to change her game or take a bow. Watching her delusions play out so blatantly is uncomfortable. She needs to go away for awhile and make some better decisions.

  51. victoria says:

    I think she pulled it off body wise but she needs to come to terms with aging. Ive been saying this for years! Im not so sure WHY she needed to wear THAT dress? It does have a Halloween/Goth vibe. Also she should NOT make faces like the one she’s making in that first photo. It just makes the botox/fillers/nips&tucks more obvious.

  52. Ninette says:

    I would like to see Madonna play Bette Davis´s part in a remake of “what ever happen to Baby Jane”. It would be the perfect way to redeem herself…

  53. Penelope says:

    Poor Madonna. I almost feel sorry for her but for pete’s sake, grow up!

  54. Anguishedcorn says:

    Narcissism is an ugly disease. I am sad for her, as she seems to have become completely disconnected to reality and lives in her own mind.

  55. Bug says:

    Madonna is Gloria Swanson.

  56. iheartgossip says:

    The other people may have begged to NOT share the carpet with her. Never know what may be unleashed from her exposed behind. This poor woman, what happened Madonna? You once were cool.

  57. Scarlett says:

    I remember thinking when I saw Desperately Seeking Susan that she gave off a desperate vibe. I thought she looked very pretty but I have never thought she was cool because she always seemed to be trying too hard.

  58. Tara says:

    Madonna was bad for the culture. All she did was pave the way for tacky, trashy pop stars to make it off image rather than talent. I’ve never liked her. Now she’s coming across as Gloria Swanson. If she aged gracefully, that would actually be the shocking thing she can do.

  59. Tiffany says:

    Did anyone see the Testino photo he published in Instagram of Madonna. If that was not a sign of some self reflection or awareness, I would not know what is.

  60. JFresh says:

    Omg I am so scared to grow old : ((((((((((((((((((

    So scared.

    Time is so cruel to women.

  61. TOPgirl says:

    She couldn’t just age gracefully…JUST had to go out and ruin her face. When I see her’s hard to enjoy her old music because all i can imagine in my head are these scary new photos of her. Why o why Madonna??

  62. Julie says:

    She is starting to show signs of osteoporosis, the rounded back, the bit of a hunch. It’s hard after 50 to hold your body like a younger person especially when wearing heels. Like many in this site I wish she would find a way to dress with both humor and style.

  63. Kaz says:

    She could look so fabulous instead of continuing to show her ass and look like a weird goth hot mess. Lady Gaga can change it up and look very classy, often with a twist. Time for Madonna to try something else.

  64. Jude says:

    Something nice: her hair looks cool.

  65. WTF says:

    Maybe this is who solange was talking about