I don’t think anyone would deny that Madonna is an absolute legend. She was an incredible artist spanning several decades who changed the world of pop music forever and offered provocative cultural shifts unlike any we’d seen for a long while. But her time has passed. Madonna is now in her 50s and has lost touch with “the youth”. She’s trying her hardest to stay relevant and hip, but it’s not really working. Even wearing a gold grill and referring to her white son as “#disnigga” is only serving to piss people off more than anything. Turns out, that’s apparently why she’s doing it.
As she told Ryan Seacrest at the red carpet of the Grammys:
“Yeah, I’m grillin’. It pisses everybody off when I wear my grill, so that’s why I wear it. I wear it when I don’t have to eat. Actually, I’ve learned to eat with my grill in.”
Well, that’s… special. You’re really showin’ em who’s boss there, Madonna! In a way, I understand her love of antagonizing people. I do it to you guys every day! ;-) But at the same time, there’s a limit. When you’re doing things that are potential cultural appropriation or even outright racist (no, adopting a black kid does not make you exempt from this) to “piss people off”, there’s a serious problem. Madonna needs to have a few seats and sit and think about what the hell she’s doing.