Ouch! Madonna most certainly had a great fall.
The “Pop Highness” had gasp-inducing “wardrobe malfunction” at a star-studded BRIT Awards and grabbed British headlines on Thursday (26th Feb) along with photos of her falling backwards down a flight of stairs while getting tangled in a swirling cape. Her fall was “featured” across most publications including the upmarket daily Guardian to the Sun, and even to commuter daily Metro which ran the headline, “Ma-gonna!”
According to Reuters, the fall came in the midst of her singing “Living for Love” for the British music industry’s annual awards when she failed to loosen the Armani cape that was part of a matador costume before her dancers pulled it away. She looked startled as she fell backwards down stairs but kept going with the performance, like a pro.
Madonna’s plunge provided the most dramatic moment of the show which BBC reported had an average of 5.3 million people tuned in to the ceremony on ITV. But she did later assure fans via her Instagram account that she was a-okay.
In any case, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was the biggest winner of the night, walking away with 2 of the 4 Brit Awards he was nominated for. He was named the best British solo artist and also took home the coveted best album prize for his second studio album, “X”.
Soul singer Sam Smith, who was nominated for 5 Brits and competed with Sheeran for the best album, topped off his recent 4 Grammy wins with a “Global Success” award and “British Breakthrough” trophy. Other winners included Paloma Faith for “British Female Artiste” and rock duo Royal Blood, who defeated popular boy band One Direction to be named the best British band.
Award for the best international female artiste went to Taylor Swift, who opened the show. The pop-heavy ceremony also saw performances from Take That, Kanye West, and George Ezra.