She's done it again! Over 50,000 fans showed up to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles tonight to get a glimpse of the Queen of Pop and her candy shop. After a 3 hour wait, Madonna delivered--and with surprise performances by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
It was like the pop princess was back from the dead when Britney joined Queen Madge on stage for a special performance of "Human Nature." Although Britney did very little singing, she had a really strong presence on stage. She danced around while Madonna sang, "She's not your bitch," pointing to Britney, to which Britney replied, "It's Britney Bitch!" Madge then kissed Britney's hand and bid her farewell as Britney was lowered beneath the stage at the end of the number. It was definitely one of the many highlights of the night.
Towards the end of the show Justin Timberlake hit the stage to perform “4 minutes” with Madonna. Their performance was similar to their music video in that it had great chemistry and even better dance moves. Strange as it sounds, although Justin performed an entire song with Madonna, he didn't work up the crowd the way Britney did.
Although there were no personal shout outs, when Madonna began singing "She's Not Me," there was a strong sense of anger and passion in her voice. Several Madonna wannabes were on stage, and she began lashing out on each of them yelling, "She's not me, she's not me, and she never will be!" There was so much tension and anger in her performance, it left audience members wondering if there was another woman involved in her split from Guy Ritchie.
In true "Sticky & Sweet" style, Madonna paid homage to Barack Obama, expressing her excitement over our new President, yet she was still sad that Prop 8 passed and urged the crowd to keep fighting. She told the crowd, "If we can have a black President, we will one day have gay marriage," which made the crowd go wild.
Proving that she's still got it, the concert brought in some of Hollywood's biggest names. Sitting front and center was Jennifer Lopez, Kate Moss, Ryan Seacrest, and Lucy Liu. We also spotted Isla Fisher, Lisa Rinna, Bridget Moynahan, Debi Mazar, Rita Wilson, Donald Sutherland, Dennis Quaid, Amanda Bynes, Rachel Zoe and Tila Tequila, among others.
Security was so tight at the venue at one point after using the restroom Kate Moss couldn’t get back to her seat because she didn’t have her ticket stub on her. Security wouldn’t allow the supermodel to get through until someone from her camp finally told him, “Its Kate Moss!”
Madonna may be going through some tough times in her personal life, but her career is clearly still on fire. While singing "Give It 2 Me" she kept chanting, “Nothing will ever stop me.” And indeed nothing has! She danced, hopped, jump roped, humped her guitar, dancers and stripper pole without breaking a sweat. At 50 years old, she moves her body in a way that will put any 25 year old to shame. Tickets didn't come cheap, as fans paid up to $350 for decent floor seats, but it was money well spent. There's a reason why Madonna is and always will be the Queen of Pop.
Check out the clip of Britney’s special cameo on stage with Madonna during the concert below...