Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience.
I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did.
However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.
My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world.
I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.
It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. ????♥️????♥️????♥️????♥️???? #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️**
And herein lies the innate beauty of "context". It's an excuse that's as American as apple pie, democracy, and old white dudes being taken wayyyyy more seriously than they should be simply because of their net worth. So don't go looking for me to "blow up" Madonna's spot, because public figures claiming they fell victim to "context" instead of just apologizing for the dumbass shit they thoughtlessly spew is as much of a fabric of this country as the flag that you have to stand for to avoid being labeled a terrorist.
That said, I do have one question for the senior citizen pop star that already failed to "blow" Donald Trump's chances of winning the job as President of the United States. What exactly was the proper context for "I have thought an awful lot bout blowing up the White House"? She's deffffinitely not the type of person to completely undermine a praiseworthy protest that featured hundreds of thousands of people marching on behalf of equal rights for her gender just so that she could selfishly get herself some attention, so I wouldn't darrrrre doubt her.
However, I don't think asking her to paint a more reasonable picture (that hopefully doesn't resemble an infamous scene from 'Independence Day') for those of us that don't care enough about her opinion to listen to the entirety of her cringeworthy speech is too high of a demand. I've blissfully ignored the transgressions of far too many professional athletes to start calling 'bullshit' on the use of "out of context" now, but - please Madonna - explain to me the non-idiotic context in which it's productive to say that you've contemplated using explosives on the President's residence. Either that or just come clean and admit that you're like....a virgin when it comes to not getting your way.