Taylor Swift And Madonna iHeartRadio Music Awards Video: Watch Surprise “Ghosttown” Performance Here!
As Gossip Cop reported, Madonna was previously announced as one of the big-name performers for the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. With Swift deep into rehearsals for her 1989 tour, the pop star was believed to only be on board as a presenter for the award show. But shortly before the ceremony got underway, a photo surfaced showing Swift rehearsing on stage with Madonna.
Sure enough, the two superstars teamed up for a joint performance of “Ghosttown.” The performance kicked off with Madonna and Swift sitting back to back, with only Madge visible to the audience. The camera slowly panned around to reveal Swift was the guitar player sitting on stage with her. The performance ended with Madonna giving Swift a kiss on the cheek before they walked off stage together arm in arm.
Swift and Madonna have been long-time admirers of each other, but were introduced for the first time at last month’s Grammy Awards. “Madonna is now a person I’ve met,” a stunned Swift tweeted afterward, and Madonna shared a picture they took on Instagram, writing, “Shaking it up back stage at the Grammy’s with Taylor!!” Shortly after, the Queen of Pop praised Swift in a Rolling Stone cover story, saying, “She has an opinion, and she’s going against the norm. So in that respect, she is similar to me. And also, people just want to give her a hard time all the time because they think she’s a goody-two-shoes, so of course I want to embrace her.”
Well, Madonna certainly embraced her on Sunday. Check out the video below!