– Madonna responded to rumors that she got butt implants after a photo went viral of her performance on New Year’s Eve.
– The 60-year-old singer shared an Instagram post that said she’s “seeking no one’s approval.”
– Butt enhancement can be done through surgery (a gluteal enhancement and lift), or through padding like a buttress pillow.
Madonna is responding to people who are hung up on her appearance.
Madonna has made it pretty clear ever since she became famous in the ’80s that she DGAF what people think of her—and apparently that’s still true in 2019.
On Thursday, however, the superstar took to Instagram to squash the rear end discussion.
The 60-year-old singer shared a selfie on Instagram Thursday from New Year’s Eve. “Desperately seeking no ones approval…and entitled to free agency over my body like everyone else!” she captioned the shot. “Thank you 2019! Its Going to Be an amazing Year!!! #freedom #respect #nofear #nodiscrimination.”
Desperately Seeking No Ones Approval………………😂. And Entitled to Free Agency Over My Body Like Everyone Else!! Thank you 2019 🎉🎉🎉! Its Going to Be an amazing Year!! 🔥🔥🔥! #2019 #freedom #respect #nofear #nodiscrimination pic.twitter.com/KmqO28WNuk
— Madonna (@Madonna) 3 January 2019
Why, exactly? Let’s back up: The post seems to be responding to recent speculation that Madonna The Queen of Pop showed up at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City for a surprise performance shortly after midnight on Tuesday. The singer, accompanied by her 13-year-old son David Banda on guitar, delighted the New Year’s Eve partygoers with acoustic versions of “Like a Prayer” and Elvis Presley’s 1961 hit “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
On New Year’s Eve, Madonna decided to surprise fans at New York City’s historic Stonewall Inn with a short and sweet performance of two songs.
But since that night, the internet hasn’t been buzzing about the performance, which included her 1989 classic “Like A Prayer,” or the speech she gave on stage, which focused on queer rights. The internet has been obsessing over Madonna’s backside.
In videos and photos from the night that have been spread wide and far, the legendary singer appeared to have a fuller derrière. And, thanks to the power of Twitter to turn everything it touches into rubbish, it’s led to butt implant rumors and all-out body shaming, with people on Twitter writing messages mocking.
— Plus Magazine (@HIVPlusMag) 1 January 2019
She also gave an impassioned speech about LGBTQ rights, noting the 1969 Stonewall riots — a moment many consider the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement ― had taken place at the bar.
But after video of the event hit the internet, many people were paying attention to something other than Madonna honoring “the place where Pride began.”
They were fixated on her butt.
🤦🏽♀️Lord, what in the world did Madonna do to her behind????????????? pic.twitter.com/UxjnSdkQst
— Shay Moore (@heyshaymoore) 2 January 2019
But the “Express Yourself” singer, who is famous for not really caring what people think about her, decided to respond Thursday in true Madonna fashion.
“Desperately Seeking No Ones Approval,” she wrote as a reference to her 1985 movie “Desperately Seeking Susan.”
“And Entitled to Free Agency Over My Body Like Everyone Else!!” she added.
So there you have it, folks: When it comes to self-acceptance, Madonna’s in a league of her own.
Whatever the case, Madonna is right: What she does with her body is her business, and her business alone.