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"I'm not gonna lie, it's hot as f--k up here," a breathless Madonna admitted to the audience of about 40,000. "I've been on tour for the last four months traveling around the world and I've seen some amazing, beautiful things," she shared, before promptly adding, "And I've seen some scary things. I've seen people being locked up and put in jail for speaking their minds, for being gay, for not practicing the right religion, for not dressing the proper way."
"Yeah, it's scary," Madonna confirmed as the audience booed in response to the list of injustices. "But what it made me realize is how lucky I am to be living here in America," she offered in contrast. "It doesn't mean that this is the perfect country. We have a long way to go."
"Thank god for Michelle Obama," Madonna said, praising the First Lady following her highly popular speech at the DNC earlier this week (Sept. 4).
Madonna went on to tell U.S. concertgoers not to take their freedoms for granted.
After performing her signature song, "Vogue," and the ultra-sexy "Candy Shop" alongside her shirtless 20-something boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, Madonna returned to the topic of U.S. politics with 1994's "Human Nature."
This is the part in the show where the 54-year-old singer has her exhibitionist moment, choosing between flashing her nipple or mooning the audience. By the song's end, Madonna slipped her pinstriped pants down half her toned behind, only to pull them back up and announce, "Tonight I'm not going to show my a--. I'm going to show my feelings. How's that for living dangerously?"
She stripped off her white button-up shirt and turned her back to the audience to reveal "OBAMA," written in black and all-caps, stamped across her lower back.
On the night of the President's DNC acceptance speech, Madonna's endorsement hit a chord. The display solicited sustained cheers from the audience, only rivaled by the screams of joy during the fan favorite "Like a Prayer" later on in the show.
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