We obviously love Madonna. She is the Queen of Pop, after all. But that doesn’t mean she’s immune to making some questionable decisions on her social media, showcasing an inflated ego that leaves us wondering, has Madonna lost her damn mind? Here’s the Madonna Beyoncé post that has everyone talking.
In the post from this past weekend Madonna replaces works of art in the Louvre with her own album covers. The image is taken from the new Beyoncé and Jay-Z project Everything Is Love and has altered the music video still to suggest they were inspired not by art in the Louvre but by the works of Madonna instead.
“Learning from the master…….lol,” the original caption reads.
Titling a photo of two people of color and labeling yourself, a white person, as their master, is … a bit problematic and tone deaf, to say the least.
You better believe the Beyhive (along with just about everyone else) swarmed the comments section on the Madonna Beyoncé post. It was so bad the Queen of Pop ended up changing the caption to read “Learning from the teacher,” and then editing it once again to finally just read “Learning.”
The rest of the internet wasn’t having it either. One person tweeted, “Beyoncé > Madonna. At this point Beyoncé is the THE MASTER. Way more talented, way more iconic, way more legendary.”
Another added, “Peak Caucasity, joke or not. #Madonna #Beyonce #JayZ.”
“Madonna is straight up pathetic trash for this post. Humble thyself,” says @Luxurylatte.
Back in 2014, Madonna set social media on fire when she posted a picture of her then 13-year-old son Rocco on Instagram and called him the n-word. The picture showed Rocco boxing and Mama Madonna captioned it with “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disnigga”
Madonna eventually deleted the comment and apologized to fans for her use of the word. “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram,” she said. “It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There’s no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention. … It was used as a term of endearment toward my son, who is white. I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression.”
Of course, we’d prefer that Madonna didn’t spend so much time making asinine jokes on social media and instead focused on creating new music.
The good news is that we’re apparently not so far away from new tunes. Taking to Instagram back in May she posted what appeared to be cover art for a single or project carrying the title “Beautiful Game.” That caption also tags French producer Mirwais, who worked with Madonna on such records as Music and American Life.
Madonna, the ball’s in your court.