See Madonna’s Surprise Performance of ‘Like a Prayer,’ ‘Hallelujah’ at Met Gala
Madonna performed a surprise set during this year’s Met Gala on Monday. Fitting the event’s theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” the singer covered Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and performed her classic, “Like a Prayer.”
For “Prayer,” Madonna and a group of backup singers appeared on the Met stairs dressed in hooded monk robes, which hid their faces, as the song opened. As the backup singers sang the opening refrains a cappella, Madonna pulled off her hood. During the piano-backed “Hallelujah,” Madonna performed a nother lightly choreographed number with dancers.
Rihanna and Vogue‘s Anna Wintour hosted the Gala. Artist attendees included Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey, Jared Leto, Cardi B, Migos and 2 Chainz, among many others.
Madonna was recently tapped to direct Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina, a biopic on the Sierra Leonean ballet star Michaela DePrince who also appeared in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.