Camila Cabello Is Paying Tribute to Madonna with Bold Hair Transformation

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Written by Annie Walton-Doyle

Updated: June 28, 2024

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Pop sensation Camila Cabello has once again proven her ability to surprise and delight fans, this time with a bold new hairstyle that seems to pay homage to the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna.

The former Fifth Harmony member debuted her transformative look on social media, sparking a frenzy among followers and fashion enthusiasts alike.

Cabello’s new style appears to draw inspiration from Madonna’s iconic looks throughout her decades-long career. She incorporates elements that Madonna made famous, including platinum blonde coloring and dramatic volume, alongside heavier makeup and some serious retro ‘80s fits.

This nod to Madonna not only showcases Cabello’s versatility as an artist but also highlights the enduring influence of pop culture icons on today’s music scene.

By channeling Madonna’s fearless approach to style, Cabello appears to be making a statement about her own evolving artistry and willingness to push boundaries. This evolution culminated in the unveiling of new music, building anticipation for her upcoming album and visual content.

In a recent conversation with Complex, Cabello shed light on the inspiration behind her reimagined image.

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She credited iconic artists for influencing her bold choices: “Changing my physical appearance like my blond hair or fashion — whatever I do, I learned how exciting that is from people like Madonna or David Bowie.”

The singer addressed the mixed reactions from her audience, acknowledging that some fans questioned the authenticity of her new persona. However, Cabello remains confident in her artistic choices, stating, “I trust that as long as I’m being me, they know me and love me for me.”

Cabello showcased her new material at an intimate event, performing acoustic renditions of tracks including ‘I Luv It,’ ‘He Knows,’ and ‘Never Be The Same.’ This performance followed her appearance at Cannes Lions in France.

The artist’s admiration for Madonna is well-documented. At the 2018 MTV VMAs, when Madonna presented Cabello with the Video of the Year award for ‘Havana,’ Cabello expressed her deep respect:

“I’ve seen every single music video of yours, I’ve seen every single documentary of yours, and you’ve inspired me so, so much. My hands are literally shaking. I’m never going to forget this moment. Madonna, I love you so, so much.”

C, XOXO is set to be released at the end of the month – and we’re eagerly waiting to see if the Madonna-inspo translates to Camila’s new music, too!

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