You can call Madonna “gross” and you can call her a “grandma” but she’s neither. If you really want to see something disgusting that belongs in the Stone Age, look no further than the ageist invective that is currently being hurled at the queen of pop.
In the span of a week, Madonna’s stand-up comedy set on The Tonight Show and her smooch ambush of the rapper Drake at Coachella have launched her into the viral stratosphere once again, and the backlash this time around has been brutal.
Suffice to say, the smooch was all Madge’s idea and took poor Drake by surprise. And, it wasn’t apparent that he liked it very much, either. After coming up for air, the rapper looked not only traumatized – but disgusted.
Despite what his face may have revealed, Drake recently took to Instagram to clarify that he totally enjoyed their makeout sesh, writing “don’t misinterpret my shock!! I got to make out with the queen Madonna and I feel 100 about that forever.”
After giving his side of that story, Drake dropped a new track about a different romantic relationship. It’s called “My Side” and will be included on next week’s physical release of his massively successful mixtape, If You’re Reading this It’s Too Late. If you’re interested in seeing Drake perform some of those songs live, he just announced the Jungle tour with Future, which is hitting a very select six cities starting in May.
As she wrote on Instagram following the Drake kiss: “If you don’t like me and still watch everything I do. Bitch, you’re a fan.”
So maybe it’s time to give up on telling Madonna to go away and ask ourselves where, exactly, we want her to go and why. Do we really only have the time of day for pop stars in the prime of life, or can we make some room for the sometimes embarrassing, often lascivious, and always interesting queen of reinvention herself?