The attendees at the iconic New York City venue, The Stonewall Inn, had a very happy new year when Madonna made a surprise appearance at the venue.
Joined by son David Banda who accompanied her on guitar, Madonna joined in on the New Year's Eve festivities at The Stonewall Inn.
The venue prides itself as the "Birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement." In 1969, the Stonewall Uprising took place at the venue, which has gone down in history as an iconic LGBTQ event.
Taking to the stage on Monday night, the Queen of Pop began singing her hit 'Like A Prayer.'
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Madonna then serenaded the crowd with a cover of Elvis Presley's 'Can't Help Falling In Love.'
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And if that wasn't enough, Madonna also made a speech. She said, "I stand here proudly at the place where pride began, the legendary Stonewall Inn, on the birth of a new year. We come together tonight to celebrate 50 years of revolution.
"If you can’t imagine how happy I am to return home to New York City, where dreams are born and forged out of fire and brought to life, where I am proud to say that my journey as an artist began, and my commitment to equality for all people took root."
Madonna concluded, "Let’s remember who and what we are fighting for — ourselves, for each other, but truly and most importantly, what are we fighting for? Let’s take a minute to reflect on how we can bring more love and peace into 2019, let’s look at how we can bring random acts of kindness. Maybe we can find an opening to bring the light in. Are you ready to do that?"
And so, the crowd roared.