The ‘Express Yourself’ singer was on stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 16 December when she spotted Cohen sitting front row.
“If you say one more bad thing about me on your show, you’re gonna get in so much trouble,” Madonna joked and gestured towards Cohen. “You little troublemaking queen.”
The Watch What Happens Live star was clearly gagged and can be seen repeatedly mouthing “I love you,” in response to the shameless call-out.
Later, Cohen took to social media to address the moment and said: “I’m a life-long Madonna fan, so it’s a thrill and an honour to be called a ‘troublemaking queen’ by the Queen of Troublemaking. I BOW! Aldo – to see the new tour. It blew me away!! What a great night. Can’t wait to go back. #TroublemakingQueen.”
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The Celebration Tour had a delayed start after Madonna experienced a health scare, which led to her spending several days in intensive care, caused by a serious bacterial infection.
The tour commenced in London on 14 October at the O2 Arena, with an epic performance that spread across five acts and 40 songs from her discography.
In addition to the spectacular performance, she took the opportunity to perform ‘Live to Tell’ as a tribute to friend Martin Burgoyne and the numerous LGBTQIA+ individuals who lost their lives to the HIV/AIDs epidemic.
Elton John led the praise by uploading a picture of the performance number on social media alongside the caption: “We’re deeply moved by the heartfelt tribute from @madonna during her Celebration Tour performance of ‘Live to Tell’, honouring the 40.4 million people we’ve lost to AIDS.
“Thank you, Madonna, for your advocacy and compassion, and for raising important awareness of the ongoing mission to end AIDS. With 39 million people living with HIV today, 9.4 million of whom are not currently on life-saving treatment, we must keep using our voices and platforms to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live full and healthy lives.”