After achieving superstardom in the 80s and 90s with songs like “Like a Virgin,” Madonna, 64, hasn’t had a hit song in years – but she remains determined to remain relevant. To stay connected to her younger fans, she’s been utilizing social media channels such as TikTok. So when critics judged her at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards for looking different than usual- Madonna wouldn’t be silenced! She answered back proudly by flexing exactly who she is on that red carpet: age-defying diva prowess at its finest!
Amidst the glorious ambiance of Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, Madonna was humbly privileged to introduce Petras and Smith at this year’s Grammys ceremony. She took full advantage of social media that night by sharing snippets and photographs from her unforgettable evening with all her followers – just a testament to how remarkable it really was!
“It was an honor for me to introduce Kim Petras and Sam Smith at the GRAMMYs,” she said. “I wanted to give the last award, which was Album of the Year, but I thought it was more important that I present the first trans-woman performing at the Grammys— a History making moment!! And on top of that, she won a Grammy!!”
Despite the criticism, Madonna had a message for her haters after she got offstage: She wasn’t going to let anyone bring her down. No matter how vocal they were about their disapproval of the way she looked at the award show, it was not enough to stop her from pursuing success and aiming higher. The star set an example that everyone should follow with determination and resilience in any situation!
“Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim- Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone’s face!!” she stated.
Madonna continued, “Once again, I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong-willed, hard-working, and adventurous.”
The press had a lot to say about Madonna’s fashion choices and physical appearance at the Grammy Awards, prompting her to respond defensively. She continued:
“I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way that I look or dress, and I’m not going to start,” Madonna said. “I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career, but I understand that this is all a test, and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come. In the words of Beyoncé, ‘You-won’t break my soul.’”
In the face of adversity, Madonna chose to end her post with a defiant message that she refuses to back down.
“I look forward to many more years of subversive behavior -pushing boundaries-Standing up to the patriarchy -and, Most of all, enjoying my life,” she ended. “Bow down, b****es!”