Madonna’s Butt Just Kicked Off the 2021 MTV VMAs: See Her Cheeky Leather Bodysuit

While opening the 2021 MTV VMAs, Madonna gave fans a good look at her rear-end with this fiery, form-fitting ensemble by Burberry. As one fan wrote, "Madonna just gave the haters more ass to kiss!"

By Lindsay Weinberg Sep 13, 2021 12:51 AMTags

We're still hung up on Madonna's opening look for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.

On Sunday, Sept. 12, the superstar made a surprise appearance by kicking off the show in a Burberry coat, leather bodysuit and matching cap... before turning around and giving viewers quite the show of her backside. 

"And they said we wouldn't last," she told the crowd. "And they said we wouldn't last. But we're still here, motherf--ckers. Happy 40th, MTV! Welcome to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards."

It was her cheeky dominatrix uniform—complete with gloves, fish nets and puffed sleeves—that sent Twitter users into a tizzy. As one fan tweeted, "My face when Madonna turned around… YOOO WHEN DID SHE GET ALL THAT ASS?"

"The show just started and Madonna already wylin," one user wrote. Another tweeted, "Tell me you are the Queen of the f--king universe without telling me you are the Queen of the f--king universe."  

Others speculated her "butt looked heavy as hell" and couldn't believe "what Madonna did to her butt." 

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It's somewhat of a full circle moment for Madonna, who performed "Like a Virgin" at the first-ever VMAs in 1984. She has multiple awards under her (leather) belt, including Video of the Year in 1998 for "Ray of Light."

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This year's ceremony, which is hosted by Artist of the Year nominee Doja Cat, has already honored Olivia Rodrigo with Song of the Year.

Ed Sheeran, Kacey Musgraves and Lil Nas X are among the performers taking the stage, though you won't see Lorde and Nicki Minaj, who dropped out of their scheduled shows.

See all the artists that are nominated tonight by clicking here.

Catch up on every jaw-dropping 2023 Video Music Awards moment and red carpet look at E! News' VMAs blog.