Desperately seeking publicity: Now Madonna stages another lesbian kiss as promotional blitz rolls on
Last updated at 11:46am on 7th May 2008
It was a case of recycling rather than reinvention for Madonna last night as she pulled out her tried and tested move - a lesbian kiss - during her show in Paris last night.
The singer, who is rapidly approaching 50, locked lips with one of her female backing dancers during a private concert in the French capital, just like she did with Britney Spears at the MTV Awards more than five years ago.
She told the 1,500-strong crowd at the Olympia: "Why do I have this relationship with France?
"I'm always drawn to working with French people - and frenching French people. Vive la France!"
It is the latest attention grabbing tactic in less than a week by Madonna, who is apparently rather eager to keep her crown as the Queen of Pop in the youth-obsessed music world.
The mother of three spent almost every second of her track Four Minutes bumping and grinding against Justin Timberlake during a recent show in New York, despite being well and truly old enough to be his mother.
Last night Madonna was keen to feel the love from her audience, asking her fans: "Who do you love more, me or the Rolling Stones?"
Her fans responded with cheers - thankfully - to which she said: "I thought you might say that."
She reprised her spot on her black-and-gold throne, wearing a black satin bodice, satin pants and tailcoat with pink lining, lace-up boots with six-inch heels for the half-hour set.
Madonna is in the throes of promoting Hard Candy, her 10th chart-topping album.