If we’ve learned anything from Lady Gaga’s addictive dance anthem "Born This Way," it’s that great things come out of Madonna tributes. Further proof: Taylor Swift’s live "Shake It Off" performance at this evening’s VMAs. Clearly inspired by Madge’s dapper dude-filled "Material Girl" video, Tay-Tay lead her own manly entourage of dancers like a boss, stopping once to playfully tousle one guy’s ‘do ("to the fella over there with the hella good hair…"). But instead of a pink ball gown, Swift did the whole number in a tasseled two-piece that looked amazing whenever she gave it a shake…shake, shake.
Check out both Swift’s performance and Madge’s original "Material Girl" video below! What did you think of the country-turned-pop star’s homage to Madonna?