Madonna’s Photoshop of Beyoncé Raises a Few Eyebrows

The Beyhive is all in a tizzy after a Photoshopped post by Madonna hit Instagram.

Perhaps you heard: last week, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped surprise album Everything Is Love, and a glossy Louvre-set music video for lead single “Apesh*t.”

This weekend, Madonna Insta’d a photo from Everything Is Love, feature Bey and J admiring paintings on the wall of the world’s largest art museum… only Madonna replaced all the paintings in the pic with her own album covers, including True Blue, Confessions on a Dance Floor, and Erotica.

The caption read: “Learning from the master………… #art #equals #freedom."

Was M just having some fun, or was she intending to shade one of today’s reigning queens of pop?

Many Bey fans were outraged. It must be said, there’s some validity to criticizing Madge for posting a picture of two black entertainers looking at a white “Master.”

Was this maybe just a little bit tone deaf? This wouldn’t be the first time Madge’s judgment hasn’t been spot-on. Leading up to the release of her last album Rebel Heart, she appropriated the likenesses of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr., which led to an understandable uproar prompting an apology from the Queen of Pop.

Maybe some of the feedback about her Beyoncé and Jay-Z post got to Madonna, because she edited the post… twice. Now the caption merely reads


In the past, public relations between M and B have been generally amicable.

In 2013, in the wake of her first surprise, self-titled album, Beyoncé said,“I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire.”

In 2015, Madonna told Andy Cohen in the pages of Entertainment Weekly:

“[Beyoncé] is a great performer and she puts on a show.”


3 thoughts on “Madonna’s Photoshop of Beyoncé Raises a Few Eyebrows”

  1. I know. Why don’t we ban the

    I know. Why don't we ban the word "Master" now. Makes sense, right? It's obviously a racist word only  being used to trigger people. COME ON PEOPLE! STOP THIS! USE YOUR HEAD!

    Madonna is absolutely NOT racist. Everyone knows this. Do you really not understand that she meant the "Master" of her trade? Anyone saying this is racist is just looking to stir up some sh*t.

    Zen MASTER, MASTER carpenter, head MASTER…use all completely non-racial.

  2. To be fair, Beyonce has been

    To be fair, Beyonce has been quoted saying she wanted to follow in Madonnas footsteps, “I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire.”, just saying. 

  3. Can’t tell if the writer is

    Can't tell if the writer is just stirring up trouble or he needed an article to write and made the most out of scant information.

    What's wrong with an artist who gained Fame while Beyonce was in diapers being her usual audacious self and asking for some props For What Might Have then learn from her going before?

    RIDICULOUS:. (1) The Habit people have of making Beyonce the greatest entertainer who ever lived in the Pinnacle of perfection in their mind (2) accusing Madonna of racism is just fucking scummy. Did she adopt two kids from Malawi to hate them?


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