On June 3 2014, Madonna visited Detroit yesterday in an effort to participate in the rebuilding of the city and to connect with her hometown. During her visit, she spent time at the Detroit Achievement Academy – a public charter primary school, Ponyride – a social impact incubator, the Heidelberg Project, the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym and the Dime Music School.
Here’s what Madonna had to say about the experience:
“Many people doubt that Detroit can come back and think that the challenges are too overwhelming to overcome. But what I witnessed today is the true story of Detroit – a city of innovation, commitment, perseverance, imagination and opportunity. The entrepreneurs, artists, activists, teachers and children I met today left me incredibly inspired. I appreciated every minute of it and look forward to helping make the future of Detroit brighter.”
On February 3 2014, Billboard announced The 50 Greatest Grammy Moments, with Same Love and Open Your Heart performed by Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah ranking #2/50.
The performance made history by performing a wedding ceremony for 33 diverse couples.
On January 28 2014, Madonna joined Miley Cyrus for her MTV Unplugged concert, which was recorded at Sunset Gower Studios in Los Angeles. For the country-western section of Miley’s show, Madonna and Miley wore bejewelled cowgirl outfits to perform a mash-up of Don’t Tell Me (one of Miley’s favourite Madonna songs) and her own hit, We Can’t Stop.
Miley’s Unplugged concert aired on MTV the next day (January 29 2014).
On June 12 2014, Little Jimmy Scott died. Little Jimmy had a cameo in the music video for Madonna’s Secret.
Madonna had this to say about Scott:
“Jimmy Scott is the only singer who makes me cry.”
On December 31 2014, Madonna tweeted:
Bitches i’m looking to the future and the future looks good! #rebelheart #unapologeticbitch
Today Justin and I are also looking to the future and the future does look good!
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From both of us, Jay and Justin (Toronto, Canada)