Rebel Heart is cursed.
Madonna returned to the BRIT Awards after 20 years to close the show with a showstopping performance of “Living For Love” and it was memorable for the worst of all possible reasons.
As you’ve probably seen on your Twitter timeline, the lyrics of “Living For Love” took on a whole new meaning after Madge was yanked halfway across the stage by the neck after one of her (ex-)dancers messed with her cape.
That dancer is now in a dark room backstage tied up with the “Rebel Heart” cable ties being tortured to death for this utterly-devastating-yet-immediately-iconic moment in pop culture.
Although, despite very nearly breaking her hip for the second time, Madonna got right back up and did the damn thing – live vocals and choreography included. Like the ultimate pro.
Unfortunately, I don’t think many people are caring about that as the moment has already became one of 2015’s most popular memes and will undoubtedly be a pollution on Vine for months to come.
Watch the moment that made the world gasp at 1:26, below.
After all no publicity is bad publicity so perhaps this will take “Rebel Heart” to the top of the charts and there will finally be a ray of light at the end of this disastrous tunnel.
“Living For Love” has been sitting at #1 on UK iTunes all day long and I doubt it will move any time soon after tonight. Please God at very least give her another number one song to make all of this worth it before she erupts.
Update: The Queen is fine! The social media mogul has updated her Instagram (what else?) explaining that her “beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I’m fine!”