The 63-year-old musician came to promote her 'Madame X ' concert documentary.
Pop icon Madonna appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday to promote her Paramount+ concert documentary, Madame X. According to Insider, the film is named after her 2019 album and follows her on her 11th concert tour in January 2020 in Portugal. "Art is important in our lives. I don't think people emphasize that enough. I'm really inspired by James Baldwin," Madonna told the late-night host about the documentary. "One of the things that I quote over and over again in the show is that artists are here to disturb the peace. I hope that I have disturbed not only your peace this afternoon, but people's peace while they watch the show—but I mean that in the best way." "Oh, yeah, you get in good trouble," Fallon quipped, quoting the late civil rights leader John Lewis' who said it was important for people to get involved with "good trouble, necessary trouble."
The 63-year-old then surprised audiences and host Jimmy Fallon by climbing onto his desk, pushing anything in her path away. She then lay across the desk sending Fallon in a panic. He sprang up from his seat yelling, "No! Madonna! Stop it! I don't know what to do. Stop it right now." Fallon then tried to cover Madonna's legs with his jacket. "No one's gonna see anything, my gosh," Madonna said, while she heading back to her seat. On her way she quickly turned around and lifted her skirt to expose her butt to the audience. "Life is not just about interviewing kiddies. Don't you want to talk to an adult? Let’s have an adult conversation," Madonna said once she sat back down. Guess, that's one way of "disturbing the peace."
This isn't the first time the singer has created quite a storm on a late-night show. During a 1994 Late Show conversation with David Letterman, she dropped 14 F-bombs smoked a cigar, and even spoke about drugs. "David Letterman knew I was going to do it. I talked to the producers of the show. Everybody was like, this will be really funny if you say 'f*ck' a lot and they'll just keep bleeping you," she told Spin two years later. Letterman introduced Madonna on the show as “one of the biggest stars in the world” who “has sold over 80 million albums, starred in countless films and slept with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.” Bandleader Paul Shaffer responded to Letterman saying, “She’s your guest!” To which Letterman joked that the line was in Madonna’s bio. So Madonna decided to respond by casually walking on to the stage carrying a pair of her underwear, which she continually asked the host to smell during the interview. Then she kept cussing as well. "Well, I came out and started doing it, and David freaked out. The way he introduced me was derogatory, so my whole thing was, okay, if that's how you want to play it, you cannot beat me at this game." She added, "I couldn't believe how freaked out people were. But then, in retrospect, I was so glad I did it." According to PEOPLE, it became the most-censored network talk show episode in history and Letterman's highest-rated in his career.
Madonna's infamous 1994 appearance on David Letterman contained 14 "F" words and became the most censored talk show in American history.— When We Were Young (@WWWYshow) February 22, 2018
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