Madonna slams 50 Cent for ‘bulls**t’ apology after rapper ridiculed her risqué lingerie pictures

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Queen of clapbacks Madonna has slammed rapper and longtime friend 50 Cent for his “fake apology” following his “misogynistic remarks”.

The music icons have been at loggerheads since 50 Cent dragged Madonna for posting a series of photographs of herself in risqué lace and leather.

One of the photos, of Madonna lying underneath a bed, was ridiculed by 50 Cent, known off-stage as Curtis Jackson.

“This is the funniest s**t,” he wrote on Instagram last month, likening her to the Wicked Witch of the East: “LOL That’s Madonna under the bed trying to do like a virgin at 63. [She] shot out, if she don’t get her old a** up.”

Fifty Cent apologised in a since-deleted tweet for “hurting Madonna’s feelings” on 2 December. “I’m sorry,” he wrote, “I did not intend to hurt your feelings.”

But in an Instagram video uploaded Friday (10 December), Madonna said she “forgives” the “Intro” hitmaker but denounced his effort to “shame” her.

“Yeah, your apology is fake,” she said. “It’s bulls**t and it’s not valid. Let me just hit those four, five points about your apology being invalid.”


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Calling 50 Cent an “old friend”, Madonna said: “An apology is not valid if you don’t know what you’re apologising for.

“What you should be apologising for is your misogynistic, sexist, ageist behaviour and remarks.”

The “Vogue” legend added: “You’re reposting somebody else’s low-level-of-consciousness posting that are meant to shame and humiliate other people – that’s f**ked up.

“You are trying to put a limit on when women should be able to feel good about themselves.

“I forgive you and I hope that one day you wake up and see a different point of view. I wish you all the best. That’s it, OK?”

Madonna says 50 Cent is ‘lying to himself’ if he thinks remarks don’t ‘benefit’ him

When apologising, 50 Cent cited Madonna “digging up an old MTV photo from ’03” and posting it on her Instagram 3 December.

Describing 50 Cent almost as a social media browbeater, she hit out at him “pretending to be my friend” and for “getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media”.

Madonna posted an image of herself and 50 Cent from 2003 onto her Instagram stories, calling out the rapper for pretending to be her "friend"


“You’re just jealous you won’t look as good as me or have as much fun when you are my age!” she quipped in her first response.

Sharing archival footage of the pair during her follow-up video, she said: “It’s not hard to find footage of you and me hanging out.”

“You didn’t ‘hurt my feelings’ ’cause I don’t take it personally,” Madonna added.

“I could never take it personally ’cause you’re not coming from an enlightened place.”

“Number four,” she continued, “you say you’re not benefitting from it – of course you’re benefitting from it. That is what social media is all about. You do understand that, right?

Madonna defined social media as a way for people to get “attention” and, for musicians in particular, a tool to be “noticed” and “liked” by people and to sell products and music.

“There’s nothing wrong with any of those things but don’t kid yourself if you think you have an Instagram account and you’re not benefitting from it,” the 63-year-old said. “Stop lying to yourself.”

Fifty Cent, 46, had sought to stress that he never wanted to hurt Madonna with his comments in his simpering mea culpa.

“I don’t benefit from this in any way,” he tweeted at the time, “I said what I thought when I saw the picture because of where I had seen it before.

“I hope you accept my apology.”