Please Don't Turn This Into A Madonna Vs. Beyoncé Thing

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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."

Fighting words!      

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