“Bow down bitches! 💃🏼🎤💄🎼👠”
Madonna took to social media on Tuesday to slam the internet’s strong reaction to her “unrecognizable” face at the 2023 Grammys.
The singer, 64, explained that she had been excited to present Sam Smith and Kim Petras (who became the first transwoman to perform at the award ceremony and win a Grammy) ahead of their “history making performance” for “Unholy” but instead, people chose to focus on her looks.
The Material Girl explained, “Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim- Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone’s face!!”
“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women pass [sic] the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong willed, hard-working and adventurous.”
Madonna went on to say that she has “never apologized for any of the creative choices” she’s made nor the way she looks or dresses — and she won’t start now.
“I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come,” she continued before quoting Beyoncé’s “BREAK MY SOUL.”
The controversial singer told her fans that she looks “forward to many more years of subversive behavior -pushing boundaries-Standing up to the patriarchy -and Most of all enjoying my life.”
Along with her unapologetic rant, Madonna shared a behind-the-scenes look at her shenanigans at the Grammys, which included making rude gestures with Sam Smith, posing with Cardi B and showing off her lacey bra. She even tongue-kissed songwriter Jozzy.
Her post comes after fans expressed their concern for the singer when they could barely recognize her at the Grammys.
However, a source told The Post that Madonna’s shocking appearance comes from the singer’s desire to resemble her 2000s heyday — but in trying to stop the aging, she’s making herself almost unrecognizable.
Plastic surgeons previously told Page Six they believe she’s had a facelift, nose job and “pulled back” skin — among other work.
While the musical legend has never publicly addressed rumors of plastic surgery, the performer said in 2012, “I am certainly not against plastic surgery. However, I am absolutely against having to discuss it.”