Madonna has whipped up a storm following an Instagram post calling out Lil Nas X after his performance at the BET Awards.
Lil Nas X won universal acclaim for his theatrical performance of ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ at the awards show on Sunday night. At the end of the track, Nas X shared a passionate kiss with one of his backup dancers, which gained him even further plaudits.
A few days after his performance, Madonna took to Instagram to post a photo of Lil Nas X kissing his backup dancer side-by-side with an image of her locking lips with Britney Spears at the MTV VMA’s in 2003. Madonna captioned the photos by saying: “#DidItFirst“.
In response to the post, one Twitter user wrote: “That Madonna post really pissed me off. She’s a white heterosexual woman who capitalised off a lesbian fantasy. Did so while being established and sharing any/all backlash with two other megastars. Lil Nas X, did THAT all on his own, while still climbing the ladder.”
Another user posted: “madonna reposting lil nas x’s performance and putting her performance where she kissed britney and christina next to it saying she “did it first” is so out of touch with reality and so ignorant its funny atp”.
However, Lil Nas X has come to Madonna’s defence after she received a huge backlash. In response to a tweet about the situation, he commented: “Me and madonna are friends. It’s just a joke.”