The Queen of Pop was down for the count at the Brit Awards on Wednesday – but only for a second.
Madonna performed “Living for Love,” a single off her Rebel Heart album, wearing booties. Madge looked to be singing live, in a performance that mirrored her stage show at the Grammy Awards earlier this month, when she toppled backwards down a small staircase.
The singer’s flowing black and red Armani cape got stuck on something, which pulled her backward toward her dancers. Ever the pro, she kept right on singing; but the dramatic spill sure looked like it hurt.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Madonna commented on her fellow musicians, discussing the much publicized “beef” with Lady Gaga, whose recent Oscars performance drew plenty of applause.
“I don’t think she wants my crown … We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing,” she said in the interview. “The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs. It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.'”
But that’s not all. The Queen of Pop applauded Taylor Swift for “going against the norm.” She told the music mag: “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.”