Madonna Didn’t Invent Same-Sex Kisses On Stage, So STFU & Let Lil Nas X Have His Moment

I dunno what’s in the water or in the cosmos at the moment but for some reason, boomer celebrities are really on one and they’re taking it out on members of young Hollywood. First we had Courtney Love (who I actually happen to adore) carrying on about Olivia Rodrigo and her SOUR tour artwork, because apparently the Hole frontwoman thinks she invented crying at the prom. Now, Madonna reckons Lil Nas X owes her a debt of gratitude for kissing a dude on-stage and fuck right off with that, will ya?

In case you missed it: last Sunday, Lil Nas X shared a passionate smooch with a male dancer during an Egyptian-themed performance of his bop ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ at the BET Awards 2021.

While most people are praising Lil Nas X for his stellar performance, not to mention having the confidence to kiss a guy on-stage after being v. open about his struggle with his sexuality, Madonna took it upon herself to make the moment all about her.

Taking to her Instagram Stories, she did not congratulate or applaud him on his performance, instead, she tried to defer the attention to herself by sharing a pic from the infamous performance with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV VMAs where the ladies kiss, and captioned it: “#DidItFirst”

The Instagram Story was met with immediate backlash from Lil Nas X fans and commentators alike.

Diet Prada, for example, 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.”

Lil Nas X later tweeted that he and Madonna “are friends” and that it was “just a joke.”

Okay, yeah, sure, but I don’t think we should be giving a pass to older white women like Madonna and Courtney Love who are using their platform to strike down the new generation rather than encouraging them to be their best and enjoy their moment, particularly since we’re talking about two POC here.

As I wrote on Twitter earlier today: Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo don’t owe them shit.

Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.