Camila Cabello Pays Tribute to Madonna and Marilyn Monroe at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

Published March 12th, 2018 - 09:28 GMT
Camila was surrounded by backup dancers in tuxedos and top hats just like Madonna in her 1985 music video for Material Girl. (Source: CHRISTOPHER POLK - GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA - AFP)
Camila was surrounded by backup dancers in tuxedos and top hats just like Madonna in her 1985 music video for Material Girl. (Source: CHRISTOPHER POLK - GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA - AFP)

Camila Cabello paid tribute to Madonna and Marilyn Monroe on Sunday at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California.

The 21-year-old singer performed her hit song Havana in an all-pink outfit during the awards ceremony at The Forum.

She was surrounded by backup dancers in tuxedos and top hats just like Madonna in her 1985 music video for Material Girl.

Madonna for her music video was inspired by Marilyn Monroe's performance of Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend from the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Camila just like Madonna wore a long pink dress and sleeves along with sunglasses.

The former Fifth Harmony singer added some flair with thigh high boots for her performance.

Camila was joined on the stage by Young Thug who performed his verse on Havana carrying a pink rose.

Music video: Madonna is shown in a still from her music video for Material Girl

Havana was released as a single in September off the singer's debut album Camila.

The song reached number one in the United States, UK, Australia, Brazil, France and six other countries.

Camila has performed Havana live during several appearances, including the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in 2017.

Pop star: Madonna wore sunglasses in the video and Camila opened her routine in similar eyewear

Fancy dancers: Backup dancers in tuxedos surrounded Madonna and Camila


She won the Fangirls Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Camila also was nominated for Best New Pop Artist and Best Solo Breakout.

She will be an opening act for Taylor Swift's upcoming Reputation Stadium Tour that starts in May.

The original: Marilyn Monroe's performance of Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend from the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes inspired Madonna 


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