Madonna is taking a stand in her Instagram Stories against ageism and sexism after rapper 50 cent posted a series of Instagram posts mocking her latest photoshoot where her body was on full display atop and underneath a bed.
Posting a picture of the two of them hugging at an event, Madonna claps backs at his series of posts mocking her looks. We all know Madonna has never been one to suffer fools gladly, and she takes no prisoners in her disappointment with 50 cent.
“Here is 50cent pretending to be my friend,” the Queen of Pop began in the text overlay. “Now you have decided to talk smack about me!” The “Vogue” singer continued, “I guess your new career is getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media. The least elevated choice you could make as an artist and an adult. You’re just jealous you won’t look as good as me or have as much fun when you are my age!” She capped it off with “Too bad there are no sour grape emojis. @50cent.”
She also used a green alien filter on her face to speak directly to the camera in four IG stories, to reference how other people’s words try to sully her feelings about her appearance all the time, but she has the sense of self to not let it get to her.
“Personally, I like the way I look,” she begins the monologue. “But there are those who find it hard to appreciate people and things that are different. And they try to shame me or humiliate me. Or make me feel less than because I am not like everyone else. But in fact I cherish my uniqueness and I have grown stronger because to be unique is to be rare.” Here, here, Madge!
In the now-deleted series of IG posts, 50 cent reposted Madonna's picture with a scathing caption. Some eagle-eyed fans saved his original posts for posterity after his dirty-delete.
In his original post, the “Candy Shop” rapper wrote, “yo this is the funniest s**t! LOL That’s Madonna under the bed trying to do like a virgin at 63. she shot out, if she don’t get her old ass up. LMFAO.” Ugh. Sick burn, bro. After Madonna’s retort, 50 cent took to Twitter to apologize . . . sort of.
“I must have hurt Madonna feelings, she went and dug up a old MTV photo from 03,” he wrote with a shrugging emoji. “ok Im sorry i did not intend to hurt your feelings.I don’t benefit from this in anyway i said what i thought when i saw the picture because of where i had seen it before i hope you accept my apology.”
Not exactly the mea culpa most were hoping for but it's a start. Many Madonna fans don't seem satisfied, however, as they have flooded Twitter with their disappointment over the obvious sexism and ageism.
This isn’t the first time this particular photoshoot of Madonna has grabbed attention. The original series of racy photos of Madonna on the bed were taken down by Instagram because two shots showed her exposed nipple.
The “Express Yourself” singer then reposted an edited version of the shots, writing in part in the caption, “It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown except a nipple. As if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualized. The nipple that nourishes the baby!”
Ain’t that the truth.
Kate Beckinsale also used the sexy photoshoot to prank her daughter Lilly by trying to convince her that it was her mom under the bed, which her daugther responded to quite diplomatically before finding out the truth.
Say what you will, but Madonna still knows how to get tongues wagging and is not here for your thoughts on her body.
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