Madonna Comes Under Fire After Comment About Lil Nas X's BET Awards Kiss

Madonna is facing criticism after a comment she made about Lil Nas X’s BET Awards performance.Posting on her Instagram story in the early hours of Wednesday, Madonna posted side-by-side pictures of herself kissing Britney Spears at the VMAs in 2003, along with a photo of the Old Town Road singer kissing a back-up dancer on stage.Underneath the two images, she added the hashtag: “#DidItFirst” Madonna reacts to Lil Nas X's #BETAwards kiss:"#DidItFirst" pic.twitter.com/21thPlirCs— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 30, 2021As screenshots of the post began doing the rounds on social media, many fans voiced their disappointment that Madonna chose to centre herself in Lil Nas X’s moment:Not Madonna thinking she did something with this comment... you had your moment let a queer black man have his moment!!! https://t.co/QTahm8JQPa— Luis Nava (@Pinosaur13) June 30, 2021Not mad at the mirrored images themselves, but I guess it'd never occur to her or her team to have some grace and go for a "love to see the next generations living out loud" or something, since he is a gay man kissing a man vs. her w/a younger pop star in a bid to stay relevant https://t.co/Wmc9hyaMum— @PiaGlenn (@PiaGlenn) June 30, 2021prob just me. madonna's post comes across as petty toward a young, black, queer man— tosca tweets world (@catatonichic) June 30, 2021For a woman whose career was built on the backs of queer people of color to shoot down the social, cultural, and artistic progress of a Black gay man in an industry that has historically dismissed queer people of color is abhorrent.

Madonna Comes Under Fire After Comment About Lil Nas X's BET Awards Kiss

Madonna is facing criticism after a comment she made about Lil Nas X’s BET Awards performance.

Posting on her Instagram story in the early hours of Wednesday, Madonna posted side-by-side pictures of herself kissing Britney Spears at the VMAs in 2003, along with a photo of the Old Town Road singer kissing a back-up dancer on stage.

Underneath the two images, she added the hashtag: “#DidItFirst” 

As screenshots of the post began doing the rounds on social media, many fans voiced their disappointment that Madonna chose to centre herself in Lil Nas X’s moment: