Madonna faces extreme backlash for her ‘Did It First’ comment on Lil Nas X’s BET Awards kiss; Diet Prada and netizens rip her for queer baiting


Madonna is facing criticism after a comment she made about Lil Nas X’s BET Awards performance. Popular social media account Diet Prada and several netizens called out the singer for her petty remark where she tried to take the spotlight away from Lil Nas X’s gay kiss with a background dancer after his steamy, scintillating performance. Posting on her Instagram story in the early hours of Wednesday, Madonna posted side-by-side pictures of herself kissing Britney Spears at the VMAs in 2003 alongwith Christina Aguilera, alongside a picture of Lil Nas X kissing back-up dancer on stage. Underneath the two images, she added the hashtag: “#DidItFirst”.

Diet Prada called out the diva for queer baiting for headlines and taking a queer black man’s moment of triumph away from him. They wrote, “@madonna , posting this bc I saw recently that you follow us (thx for the follow), but white women kissing on a public platform as you did at the 2003 VMAs is hardly as revolutionary as Black queer men doing so. White cishet people have always been given the space to do whatever they please... including, but not limited to queerbaiting. Need we remind you that you also appropriated vogueing/ballroom culture and built a legacy on top of a foundation that Black queer and trans folks laid? H/t @dsabshon @heavydiscussion #lilnasx #music #betawards #performance #queer #lgbtq #lgbtqia #pridemonth #pride2021 #bet #callmebyyourname #tweet #twitter #icon #iconic #news #popculture #advocate #madonna #britneyspears #christinaaguilera #xtina #vmas #kiss #heterosexual #heteronormativity #dietprada.”


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Madonna faced a lot of backlash from netizens on social media as they voiced their disappointment that she chose to centre herself in Lil Nas X’s moment. Others called her out for posting a picture of herself and Britney when she’s yet to voice her support for the singer after her shocking testimony last week about the conservatorship she’s been under for more than a decade.

Lil Nas X brought the house down at the BET Awards on Sunday night, where he gave give his chart-topping hit Montero (Call Me By Your Name) in an elaborate and steamy performance. His performance and the kiss that followed brought applause from Mj Rodriguez and Lena Waithe. Afterwards, Diddy also sent Lil Nas a message of support on Twitter, writing: “Lil Nas X did that!! Be fearless!!!”

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