By BEN TODD
Too old? Madonna's performance at the Bayfront Park music festival in Miami had some people wondering if she was trying too hard to hold back the years
To some the quiff, ultra short shorts and arm warmers are a fashion statement from a woman never afraid to break the rules.
For others, the look is enough to prompt the kindly advice to Madonna: Isn’t it time to hang up the fishnets?
Not that the 53-year-old, who has long tried to hold back the years, is likely to listen, however.
The singer chose the risqué outfit for her fresh-faced appearance at the Bayfront Park music festival in Miami on Saturday.
She did, however, make a few concessions to her age by wearing a pair of Chanel leather gloves and making sure her neck was covered with her long blonde hair.
Not her best angle! Madonna's sag could be seen as she was pictured from the side
And no Madonna show would be complete without an extra element of controversy.
This time she appeared to make a reference to drugs as she introduced performer DJ Avicii on stage.
She said: ‘How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?
Are you ready to dance? Are you ready to make some noise?’
Molly is sometimes used as a slang term for MDMA or ecstasy.
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Her appearance comes as her latest video – Girl Gone Wild – was banned from being seen by under-18s on YouTube.
The video features Madonna in black PVC hotpants and YouTube rules say videos can be restricted if they contain ‘dramatised or implied sexual conduct’.
Her publicist Liz Rosenberg described the ban as 'some things never change', recalling the time MTV banned Madonna's promo for Justify My Love.