Madonna SLAMMED for saying she ‘did it first’ after Lil Nas X’s BET Awards kiss… comparing it to her smooch with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera
The 22-year-old rapper was praised for the bold move during the music ceremony, but Madonna was keen to claim that she had the same thing when kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the MTV VMAs in 2003.
However, the 62-year-old star immediately caught backlash from fans who pointed out that it was not a comparable performance.
Did you though: Madonna SLAMMED for saying she ‘did it first’ after Lil Nas X’s BET Awards kiss… comparing it to her smooch with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera
‘White women kissing on a public platform as you did at the 2003 VMAs is hardly as revolutionary as Black queer men doing so,’ one tweet read.
Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill, had been bombarded with homophobic abuse following his performance – and many appeared to be angry that Madonna felt the need to claim ownership over the rapper’s groundbreaking same-sex kiss.
Dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh while performing his single Montero (Call Me By Your Name), the rapper kissed one of his dancers in front of a televised audience promoting a strong reaction on social media.