Madonna Performs With Ariana Grande, Raises $7.5 Million For Charity at Art Basel
Madonna reportedly raised over $7.5 million on Friday, December 2, during a Miami charity event to benefit Raising Malawi, a nonprofit organization founded and designed by the iconic pop star to help orphaned children in the African nation of Malawi.
The Art Basel event, "An Evening of Art, Mischief and Music," was a star-studded affair, with celebrities like James Corden, Paris Hilton, Courtney Love, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Sean Penn and more all in attendance to bid on Madonna's prized, personal art and memorabilia collection, according to the Associated Press.
The Queen of Pop also performed during the evening, treating the audience to a collection of her iconic career-long hits, as well as a noir cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic," which was prefaced by an anecdote about kissing Spears at the 2003 VMAs as well as her feelings towards Donald Trump, whose bed she said she had once climbed into... for a photo shoot.
She also performed with Ariana Grande, the duo twerking and dancing to her 2000 dance smash "Music" while the Dangerous Woman wore one of Madonna's old tour costumes, which was also up for auction.
See her full performance, below:
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