After treating an exclusive crowd to a secret concert underneath New York City’s Red Rooster restaurant at Ginny’s Supper Club on Friday, Madonna took to the streets of Harlem, flaunting a filter-free look.
The superstar, 63, fled the event with a choir in tow, later performing her hit song "Like a Prayer" on the steps of a local church.
Though Her Madgesty looked more glamorous than ever in a fitted black ensemble, sparkling jewelry and long blonde hair in photos from the night, some social media critics couldn’t help but comment.
It wasn’t long before Madonna’s fans fired back at critics who took aim at her differing appearances.
"Who said Madonna doesn’t look good without filters? Just look at this beautiful woman Looking this good at ," one wrote, pointing to photos from the entertainer’s recent appearance on "The Tonight Show."
While chatting with Jimmy Fallon Thursday night to promote her new Paramount+ documentary, "Madame X," Madonna’s youthful spirit was on full display as she crawled across the late-night host’s desk and flashed her derrière to the audience.
Prior to showing off her backside, though, the "Material Girl" told Fallon, 47, that she hopes viewers of her film will come to understand that "art is important in our lives."
"Artists are here to disturb the peace," Madonna elaborated, quoting writer James Baldwin. "And so, I hope that I have disturbed not only your peace this afternoon but people’s peace while they watch the show, but I mean that in the best way."