Madonna continues to be Madonna, refuses to back down against ‘misogynistic, sexist, ageist behavior’ from 50 Cent—and the world

Queen of Pop, Madonna, held court and reminded critics why she wears the crown

Madonna has hit back at ageist comments
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Madonna. Possibly the biggest pop star the planet has ever seen, she’s been a divisive, inspirational and controversial icon since the 1980s—and she isn’t going to make apologies or excuses for how she chooses to age.   

And why should she? The Material Girl had a successful tour and album recently, captured in her Madame X documentary and her MTV awards show look was enough to send fans into a frenzy, even decades into her career.

So, when 50 Cent criticized her racy lingerie photos recently, Madonna wasn’t going to let it slide.

Responding to Madonna's provocative shots, 50 Cent posted to his Instagram stories, "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."

Posting to her own Instagram with an ironic cartoonish filter, Madonna launched a defiant clapback to the rapper.  

“You were trying to shame me,” the icon said. “Your apology is fake, it’s bulls**t and it’s not valid.”

“It’s not hard to find footage of me and you hanging out,” she continued, as the video cut to a clip of the rapper discussing his relationship with the pop icon.

“Number two, an apology is not valid if you don’t know what you’re apologizing for. What you should be apologizing for is your misogynistic, sexist, ageist behavior and remarks.”

“Number three, you didn’t hurt my feelings, because I didn’t take it personally. I could never take it personally because you’re not coming from an enlightened place. Number four, you say you’re not benefiting from it. Of course you’re benefiting from it, that is what social media is all about.”

The Papa Don’t Preach icon ended her preaching with a final message, “Finally, I just want to say, I forgive you. I hope that one day, you wake up and see a different point of view. I wish you all the best.”

The Queen of Pop remains firmly on her throne.

Jack Slater
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