Madonna was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in NYC on Monday night.
She posed on the red carpet with Justin Timberlake and, inexplicably, Iggy Pop, who, like, needs to wear a shirt. I have no idea which of the voices in his head implored him to go topless in front of the cameras, but you know Madge is just sitting there like “Dude, my stomach puts yours to shame. But people will run my picture even with my clothes on. That’s where we differ, you famewhoring nobody.”
Her induction will be announced by an equally unnoted artist, one Justin Timberlake.
Other inductees include Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, The Dave Clark Five, The Ventures and Little Walter.
Okay, so I’ve heard of John Mellencamp, and I know Leonard Cohen is that guy from that REM song, but I’ve never heard of any of the others. And “Little Walter” just sounds like the name that some old dude living in a trailer park in Montana gave to his penis.
The performance was so, so stressful on the voice of a guy who puts on a full two-hour show every other night. But the three bits he did at the VMAs just put that poor little voice right over the edge.
CBS’s lawyer said the network took many precautions, including choosing Jackson and Justin Timberlake over more provocative performers, reviewing the script, voicing concerns about ad-libbed remarks and applying a 5-second audio delay. But the FCC lawyer said that CBS knowingly allowed a “highly sexualized performance” to take place, without concern for the risks involved.
I think I speak for all of us when I say: Who cares???
“I think it’s safe to say that when we first set out to make this song, we were all thinking ‘Emmy!’” Samberg said in accepting the award Saturday for best original music and lyrics.
“The other thing we were thinking was, ‘Hey! Here’s this young up and comer, Justin Timberlake, who is clearly very talented and could clearly use a break,’” Samberg said. “So, Justin, if you’re out there, congrats to you, kid.’”