Madonna Clarifies Her Remarks on ‘Black Muslim’ Obama

madonnabooed Madonna Clarifies Her Remarks on Black Muslim Obama

Madonna.

Madonna has attempted to explain her reference to President Barack Obama as a “black Muslim in the White House” onstage at a Washington stop on her MDNA Tour. (On her New York stop, the singer had featured a massive “OBAMA” tattoo on her back while singing “Like a Virgin.”)

Through representatives, the pop singer whose fall from cultural centrality and desperate attempts to get buzz we’ve recently chronicled told Rolling Stone that “I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim – though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were?”

After stealing from New York’s drag-ball culture and the European techno scene, Madonna’s finally stolen from Colin Powell’s 2008 Obama endorsement.

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