Cardi B and Madonna have officially made amends after the Up rapper slammed a recent Instagram post by the Vogue singer.
On Sunday, the musicians expressed their mutual admiration on social media after apparently working things out offline.
“I spoke to Madonna” Cardi B tweeted. “It was beautiful. … Have a nice day and drive safe.”
“I love you @iamcardib!!” Madonna tweeted. “I always have and always will.”
The last exchange of recording artists can be tracked an Instagram post in which Madonna reflected on the 30th anniversary of her provocative photo book Sex, released in 1992 alongside her album Erotica.
“30 years ago I published a book called SEX. In addition to photos of me naked, there were photos of men kissing men, women kissing women, and me kissing everyone,” Madonna wrote on her Instagram story on Saturday. “I’ve also written about my sexual fantasies and ironically shared my perspective on sexuality.”
The ‘Like a Virgin’ hitmaker compared the release of ‘Sex’ three decades ago to the recent release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s steamy collaboration ‘WAP’ and other defining moments in modern pop culture.
“I spent the next few years being interviewed by narrow-minded people who tried to shame me for empowering myself as a woman. I’ve been called aw—, a witch, a heretic and the devil,” Madonna added.
“Now Cardi B can sing over her WAP. Kim Kardashian can grace the cover of any magazine with her naked A — and Miley Cyrus can walk in like a wrecking ball. You’re welcome b-.”
The 64-year-old pop icon underlined her message with a clown emoji, which Cardi B didn’t appreciate.
The hip-hop star has paid homage to Madonna “so many times because I grew up with her,” she wrote in Sunday a tweet that has since been deleted.
“She can make her point without putting clown emojis and getting slippery out of her mouth. These icons really become disappointments once you make it in the industry, so I’ll keep it to myself.”
In addition to slamming Madonna on Twitter, Cardi B resurfaced a quote from an old Instagram post in which she affectionately referred to the “Material Girl” actress as her “real-life IDOL” and a “liberal kick a— feminist b—” labeled.
As of Sunday afternoon, Cardi B’s faith in Madonna appears to have been restored. The “Invasion of Privacy” artist credited cultural critic and executive director of Hollywood Unlocked, Jason Lee, with facilitating a productive conversation between the two entertainers.
“On the Phone with Madonna and Cardi” Lee tweeted on Sunday. “Hearing both women share their perspective on communication has expanded their love for each other.”
Lee also shared a video that Cardi B posted to Instagram and then deleted after getting things right with Madonna.
“My feelings were a little hurt because, to me, Madonna is … not an ordinary artist,” Cardi B says in the clip.
“She’s actually someone I really look up to. … She is one of my favorite artists and I have always appreciated what she has done. … She’s an amazing feminist woman, and I’m glad I spoke to her.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-10-23/cardi-b-madonna-clown-emoji-instagram-twitter-sex Cardi B slams, forgives Madonna for clown emoji post