Madonna at 60 is queen of the desert


Madonna arrives at the Met Gala to celebrate the opening of ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ in New York earlier this year. Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
Madonna arrives at the Met Gala to celebrate the opening of ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ in New York earlier this year. Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Madonna posted a reminder on her 60th birthday that she is still the Queen of Pop as she marked the occasion in Marrakesh.

The singer shared a picture of herself holding up a banner across her forehead that says “The Queen” with the Arabic translation above it. In a caption accompanying the picture, the ‘Like A Prayer’ star wrote to her 11.6m followers on Instagram: “In case someone forgot! #birthday #magic #Marakesh”.

The US singer-songwriter had earlier shared a “pre-birthday selfie” of herself wearing Berber clothing in what she called a celebration of the North African people’s culture.

Stars from across music, film and television lined up to pass on their birthday wishes to Madonna.

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier shared a photo of himself with Madonna at the MET Gala in New York earlier this year. He wrote: “#JoyeuxAnniversaire to my long time friend, my everlasting muse and our Queen of Pop Madonna.”

Singer Kylie Minogue tweeted: “Happy birthday to Lady Madonna! I’m 14 years old, dancing and singing in my bedroom and she was just WOW!!! What a force and an inspiration. Enjoy your day Madonna!” Madonna is the best-selling female recording artist of all time with estimated sales of more than 300m. She announced her first single for three years, called ‘Beautiful Game’, in May.

Irish Independent

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