Madonna (L) rang against 50 Cent. (Getty Images)
Clapback queen Madonna has slammed rapper and longtime friend 50 Cent for his “false apologies” following his “misogynistic remarks.”
Music icons have been at loggerheads since 50 Cent dragged Madonna out for posting a series of photographs of her in daring lace and leather.
One of the photos, of Madonna lying under a bed, was ridiculed by 50 Cent, known offstage as Curtis Jackson.
“This is the funniest shit,” he wrote on Instagram last month, comparing her to the Wicked Witch of the East: “LOL, it’s Madonna under the bed trying to act like a virgin at 63. [She] pulled, if she doesn’t pick up her old ass. “
Fifty Cent apologized in a since-deleted tweet for “hurting Madonna’s feelings” on December 2. “I’m sorry,” he wrote, “I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.”
But in a Instagram video Posted on Friday Dec. 10, Madonna said she “forgives” the hitmaker “Intro” but denounced her efforts to “shame” him.
“Yes, your apologies are bogus,” she said. “These are ** t bulls and that’s not valid. Let me address those four, five points about your apologies being invalid.
Calling 50 Cent an “old friend,” Madonna said, “An apology is not valid if you don’t know why you are apologizing.
“What you should apologize for is your misogynistic, sexist and ageist behavior and remarks.”
The ‘Vogue’ caption added, “You are reposting someone else’s low-level post that is meant to shame and humiliate other people – that’s fucked up.
“You’re trying to limit when women should be able to feel good about themselves.
“I forgive you and I hope one day you wake up and see a different point of view. I wish you the best. That’s it, okay?”
Madonna says 50 Cent ‘lies’ if he thinks the remarks don’t ‘benefit’ him
Apologizing, 50 Cent quoted Madonna as “digging up an old MTV photo from ’03” and posting it on her Instagram on December 3.
Describing 50 Cent almost as a social media intruder, she hit him “for pretending to be my friend” and for “gaining attention by trying to humiliate others on social media.”
“You’re just jealous of not looking as good-looking as me or having so much fun when you’re my age!” She joked in her first response.
Sharing archival footage of the couple during her follow-up video, she said, “It’s not hard to find footage of you and me hanging out.”
“You haven’t ‘hurt my feelings’ because I don’t take it personally,” Madonna added.
“I could never take it personally because you are not from an enlightened place.”
“Number four,” she continued, “you say you don’t get it – of course you do. This is what social networks are for. You understand that, don’t you?
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 services. music.
“There’s nothing wrong with any of these things, but don’t kid yourself if you think you have an Instagram account and you don’t,” said the 63-year-old. “Stop lying to yourself.”
Fifty Cent, 46, had sought to stress that he had never meant to hurt Madonna with his comments in his mealy culpa.
“I’m not enjoying it in any way,” he tweeted at the time, “I said what I thought when I saw the photo because of where I had seen it previously.
“I hope you will accept my apologies.”