Some viewers thought Madonna might have been drunk at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Sunday night after she appeared to fumble over her words during her acceptance speech for the Top Touring Artist award. Twitter soon erupted with speculative posts over the singer’s state, like these two:
Is it just me or did Madonna seem drunk?? O.o
â€” Perfectly_Imperfect(@Serenity_32) May 20, 2013
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Madonna put your sunglasses back on your drunk is showing
— Z A R I A(@zaynskunkquiff) May 20, 2013
Others poked fun at the Material Girl’s age:
Madonna is either a lil drunk or moody from finally experiencing menopause. I can't decide which it is. #billboard
— Lauren Arnott (@Lauren_Arnott) May 20, 2013
madonna is literally 80years old are you drunk go home
— meghan (@meghannwright) May 20, 2013
The singer was honored for her MDNA Tour sales in 2012 when her 88-date run grossed $305 million. According to Billboard.com, her “MDNA” album was No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
When the 54-year-old pop star got up to accept her award, it wasn’t clear to many whether she were drunk or just a horrible speaker. She first handed over her trophy to the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am to hold and then began to thank her fans and dancers for the award.
Madge also failed to wear pants to the event, as she appeared in a black bodysuit with garters underneath fishnet stockings and a fur-trimmed coat. It looked like her inspiration for the night came from her recent appearance at the Met Gala in New York. The singer wore a similar belt and black pumps.