Madonna had a few messages for her audience during a performance at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles last night (October 10th). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Madonna dedicated a song to 14-year-old Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head and neck by a member of the Taliban on Tuesday.
“This made me cry,” Madonna said to the audience. “The 14-year-old schoolgirl who wrote a blog about going to school. The Taliban stopped her bus and shot her. Do you realize how sick that is?” Yousafazai is currently in critical condition, and the Taliban vowed to try and kill her again should the young girl survive her injuries.
“Support education! Support women!” Madonna shouted to a cheering crowd. She then dedicated “Human Nature” to Yousafzai.
Emma Roberts, Rose McGowan, Ashley Madekwe, Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Salling, David Burtka, and Robyn all piled into the arena for the latest stop on Madge’s MDNA tour, which heads to Las Vegas on Saturday.
The stars partied at A|X Armani Exchange’s takeover of HYDE Lounge at the arena. Inside the suite, Roberts (in the brand’s reptile printed tulip dress) and Mitchell put on a Madonna-inspired lace gloves and pearls while “Vogue-ing.” The stylish crowd kept the party going throughout the night and enjoyed DJ sets by Harley Viera Newton and Lindsay Luv.