Posting on her Instagram Stories feed on Monday (June 29), Madonna uploaded a screenshot of the moment above a still from her infamous performance with Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV VMAs.
“#DidItFirst,” she captioned the snap.
me and madonna are friends. it’s just a joke.
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) June 30, 2021
While Madonna faced backlash from fans who accused her of undermining a pivotal LGBTQ+ moment on television, the rapper has now played down her comments.
Responding to a post from Pop Crave about Madonna’s hashtag, Lil Nas X wrote, “Me and madonna are friends. It’s just a joke.”
Fans subsequently shared a video from 2019, where Lil Nas X attended Madonna’s Madame X concert and the two had a conversation in front of the audience.
— Albie (Madonna & Housewives Super Fan) (@_MANDONNA_) June 30, 2021
“I wish you all of the best … Work hard, earn it baby,” she said to the rapper, who quickly responded, “I promise you, I will.”
It comes after Madonna made a surprise appearance at a Pride party in New York last Thursday night (June 24). She played two songs at the event held at The Standard hotel’s Boom Boom Room and raised over $100,000 (£72k) for LGBTQ+ organisations.
Meanwhile, Lil Nas X has shared a trailer for his forthcoming debut album ‘Montero’. In the caption, X teased that the record would be “COMING SOON!”.