Cher may be 71, but she isn’t afraid to show some serious skin
The 71-year-old icon performed her smash hits “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time” Sunday night before accepting the ceremony’s Icon Award for her decades-long career in the music industry.
“So, I wanted to do what I do since I was 4 years old, and I’ve been doing it for 53 years,” Cher said in accepting the Icon Award. “That is not an applause thing, I’m 71 yesterday! And I can do a five-minute plank, okay? Just saying.”
Cher’s outfit drew plenty of commentary on social media and on television, including on Good Morning Britain, where host Piers Morgan said he was not a fan.
“At what point do Cher’s outfits become inappropriate? She’s 70,” he said. “That one in particular, come on, Cher, for goodness’ sake, love.”
(If I looked that good at 71, I’d sport those heart-shaped nipple pasties)
She later performed in her iconic look: teased curly black hair and leather jacket over a sparkling jumpsuit as she sang “If I Could Turn Back Time.”
She noted that her mother told her before she became famous, that she would never be the “smartest,” the “prettiest,” or the “most talented,” but she would be “special.”
“I think luck has so much to do with with my success,” she continued. “I think it was mostly luck and a little bit of something thrown in.”