Camila Cabello Channels Madonna During ''Havana'' Performance at 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

"Havana" singer has a musical ode to the Material Girl and Marilyn Monroe

By Meg Swertlow Mar 12, 2018 12:37 AMTags
Camila Cabello, 2018 iHeartRadio Music AwardsRachel Murray/Getty Images

Camila's living in a material world!

Tonight at the iHeartRadio awards at The Forum in Los Angeles, Camila Cabello brought her Material Girl realness to her sultry performance of her hit song "Havana."

Wearing a pink satin dress and thigh-high boots, the singer emulated Madonna's iconic "Material Girl" music video from 1984 for her live performance at the award show, hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled.

The imagery has some deep roots going way past Madge. Madonna's beloved music video morsel was a mimicry of Marilyn Monroe's song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

It's a big night for the singer, in addition to the performance, she's also a nominee and a winner. The singer is being honored with the previously announced Fan Girl Award.


2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards Red Carpet Fashion

Besides Camila, the night's other performers include Cardi BEd SheeranMaroon 5Charlie Puth and the Backstreet Boys.

As for the nomineesJustin Bieber's remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's smash hit "Despacito" has seven nods, followed by RihannaBruno MarsThe ChainsmokersEd Sheeran and DJ Khaled with five each. 

Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper will be honored with the Innovator award for for his accomplishments in the music industry and dedication to social activism.

Bon Jovi will also presented with the first-ever Icon Award at the award show.