Madonna‘s made her allegiance to President Obama‘s re-election campaign well-known – recall the tattoo she showed off not long ago – and so it’s not surprising that she rallied attendees at her MDNA concert stop in Washington, D.C., on Monday to vote for him.
The surprising part is the way she did it. In a video clip – which uses strong language, so be forewarned – Madonna’s talk touched on history and civil rights, and she told her fans, “Y’all better vote for f*****g Obama, OK? For better or for worse, alright, we have a black Muslim in the White House.”
“Now that is some s***,” she continued. “That means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, g******it.”
A rousing endorsement, for sure, but, as The Atlantic noted, a little on the odd side considering that it’s hard to tell whether Madonna is being serious, confused, or sarcastic with her “black Muslim” comment.
The little monsters’ leader met the President of the USA on Sunday!
Lady Gaga attended a political fundraiser for President Barack Obama in Silicon Valley, Calif. According to CNN, the $35,800-a-person event for about 70 people was hosted in the yard of Facebook’s COO, Cheryl Sandberg.
On Wednesday, the 25-year-old pop star (real name: Stefani Germanotta) told her fans via Twitter she’s spent the past [few] days “reflecting, crying and yelling.” Her outrage, she explained, was over the suicide of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, who took his own life because of bullying.
The teen, who took his life on Sept. 18, wrote in his final tweet: “Bye Mother Monster. Thank you for all you have done. Paws up forever.”
“I have so much anger,” Gaga said. “Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime. I am meeting with our president. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it.”
According to ABC News sources, Gaga asked Obama, 50, a question during the Q&A. She reportedly thanked him for what he’s accomplished and hosting his anti-bullying conference with Michelle Obama earlier this year. A source told the site the “You and I” singer then pleaded to “everyone in the room, including the president, to do what they can to prevent bullying.”