It has to be to Madonna's credit that she's still able to
kick up controversy with a single quote that would be innocuous from any other
source. Today's quote in question was in answer to a little list in Us Weekly called "25 Things
You Didn't Know About Me" (via the Boston Herald).
Number 7 is: "The person I most want to meet is
President Obama. When the heck am I going to meet him? He just needs to invite
me to the White House already. He probably thinks I'm too shocking to
be there. I'm serious. If I was a little bit more demure...or if I was just
married to Jay Z. Hey, if Jay would only take me as his second wife, then
I'd score an invitation."
Immediately, we can just hear people asking, "What does she mean? Is
she saying Beyoncé is not too shocking? Is she saying that the only way Beyoncé gets to know important people is because she's married to Hov? Um, maybe?
If you're the type who really likes to imagine
that all women — particularly the powerful and famous ones — are constantly on
the lookout to cut down other women, especially other powerful and famous
ones. Her Madgesty so does not. If anything, it looks more like: a) As she
said, she really wants to meet Obama, and the Carters appear to be friends with him; b) Madonna also wouldn't mind being married
to Jay Z; and perhaps even c) like every other human being, she sometimes
wishes she could be Beyoncé.
The two glorious divas have publicly shared their admiration
for each other. In 2013, Madonna posted an Instagram of her daughter getting kissed by Beyoncé at her show in Brooklyn, with the
caption, "Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B!" A
few days later, Bey told reporters at a screening of her visual album, "I
felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse
and have my own empire."