Madonna is schooling 50 Cent in the art of the apology.
Earlier this month, 50 Center posted a meme mocking the “Material Girl” singer’s topless Instagram post, likening her to the Wicked Witch of the East from The Wizard of Oz. He captioned the since-deleted post, which featured Madonna’s legs under the house, “Starz asked me to do a remake. I said only if Madonna could play the role because I need star power and sex appeal in this one.”
Later, however, the “Candy Shop” artist walked back his words after Madonna slammed him for his unkind comments. She shared a photo of the two hanging out on social media and criticized him for “pretending” to be her friend while making jokes about her. In response, the Power actor wrote on Twitter, “I must have hurt Madonna feelings,she went and dug up a old MTV photo from 03. ok Im sorry i did not intend to hurt your feelings.I don’t benefit from this in anyway i said what i thought when i saw the picture because of where i had seen it before i hope you accept my apology.”
On Dec. 11, Madonna took to her Instagram to share why she wasn’t keen on 50 Cent’s apology. Speaking to the camera while sporting a doll-like filter, the music icon said, “You were trying to shame me. You were trying to humiliate me. Yeah, your apology? It’s fake, it’s bull****, and it’s not valid.”
Madonna posted footage of her and the rapper hanging out, during which 50 Cent told the paparazzi that the two were “old friends.”
“It’s not an apology if you don’t know what you’re apologizing for,” Madonna continued. “What you should be apologizing for is your misogynistic, sexist, ageist behavior and remarks.”