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Madonna stuns Catholic-themed Met Gala with performance of 'Like a prayer'

Madonna stunned the star-studded audience at the Met Gala with a surprise performance of Like A Prayer.

The Material Girl performed her classic hit alongside a cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah inside the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, according to Vogue Magazine.

The theme of the night was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination and earlier in the evening Madonna appeared on the red carpet in a black Jean Paul Gaultier gown paired with a black net veil covering her face.


According to Vogue, following the Met Gala dinner Madonna underwent a dramatic wardrobe change and reappeared wearing a flowing white gown.

The singer shared a picture of the performance on Instagram.


As well as the picture, she shared a short clip of the performance.

Rihanna also stole the show at the Met Gala, turning heads by channelling the Pope for her red carpet outfit.

The Umbrella singer made the most of the dress code, wearing a diamond-encrusted papal-inspired outfit complete with a mitre-style hat.

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Rihanna was joined on the red carpet by her co-chair for the evening, Amal Clooney, who arrived with her husband, George.

Amal, a human rights lawyer, wore a rose-patterned skirt and trousers designed by British designer Richard Quinn.

Kim Kardashian-West attended the event, in New York City, alone, as her rapper husband Kanye West was nowhere to be seen. She wore a figure-hugging gold dress by Versace. In a nod to the theme of the night, the dress was embroidered with crosses on the hips and torso.

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One of the more head-turning outfits of the night belonged to Katy Perry, who walked the red carpet wearing a giant pair of angel wings. The bizarre feathered accessories were so big that Perry was seen knocking someone over when she walked past them. The wings were teamed with a gold Versace gown with matching thigh-high boots.

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Jennifer Lopez arrived in a Balmain gown complete with a feathered train. The singer's dress was emblazoned with a cross.

Rapper Nicki Minaj revealed the release of her new album, announcing that Queen would arrive on 15th June. She wore a red dress complete with an elaborate headdress with mini crucifixes.

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The fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, chaired by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, attracts some of the biggest names in showbusiness and takes place on the first Monday of May every year.

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