Which I kind of do not understand? Like, I’m a little surprised, actually. Since when has Madonna been one to shy from controversy? No offense, Madge, but M.I.A.’s gesture was a gift to you! It was the gift of sudden relevance! (We can argue that one, if you want.)
“I didn’t know about it until I left,” the singer said on a call to On Air With Ryan Seacrest. “I had no idea what goes on in front of me, the camera capturing things, so when I left, I found out about it in the elevator on my way to get into the car to go to the airport.”[…] “I was really surprised,” she says of hearing about MIA’s gesture. “I didn’t know anything about it. I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s kind of punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity, it seemed negative.”
“It’s one of those things,” she continues. “It’s such a teenager… irrelevant thing to do, but on the other hand, there was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place.”
Madonna, I would watch where you point those soundbytes, because you have not been living in our dimension for a little while now. You’re the tastemaker, the provocateur, remember? You’re the one who made random shows of anti-authoritarianism cool and “now.” M.I.A. is your protégée! She just wanted to do you right!
Remember, Madge: when you point the finger, three point RIGHT BACK AT YOU. (I feel like I’ve typed this dumb idiom before? Oh, OK.)
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