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Madonna reflects on year full of ‘extraordinary surprises’ with defiant, risqué snaps

Maggie Baska December 27, 2021
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Madonna flaunts her ageless beauty in a sultry series of Christmas Eve snaps. (Instagram/@madonna)

Madonna is once again flaunting her ageless beauty with sizzling news pictures on Instagram as she reflects on 2021.

The Christmas Eve photoshoot features the “Like a Virgin” hitmaker wearing her signature black captain’s hat in a gorgeous tulle gown. In other snaps, Madonna confidently posed topless in nothing but her black hat, a short blonde wig and lengthy dark gloves.

One photo showcased the singer from the rear dressed in a black thong and full-body fishnets as she clutched her bed frame.

“2021 is almost over………….full of extraordinary surprises,” Madonna wrote in the caption. “I tried to keep my clothes on as often as possible. Merry X mas.”

 

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Fans were quick to share their support for the iconic pop star with one describing the singer as “simply a wonder”.

“You are the greatest surprise,” another commented.

The photos come after the “Material Girl” singer shared a series of sultry snaps in November that wowed her over 17 million followers on Instagram.

The 63-year-old singer staged a subtle throwback to her 1992 photo book, Sex. Madonna posed bare-breasted on her bed in leather lingerie, fishnets and a stunning diamond cross necklace.

She also shared a photo of her crawling under the bed, flashing her red Louboutin heels and fishnet-clad legs.

Shortly after the photos went online, Madonna criticised Instagram for taking down the pics in which a “small portion” of her nipple was exposed “without warning or notification”.

She told her followers that she was grateful to have maintained her sanity “through four decades of censorship… sexism… ageism and misogyny”.

“It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown except a nipple,” Madonna added. “As if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualised.”

She also questioned the unfair double standards that mean men can freely show their chest while women cannot.

“Can’t a man’s nipple be experienced as erotic ??!!” she wrote. “And what about a woman’s ass which is never censored anywhere.”

Madonna also called out 50 Cent for mocking her gorgeous photos, suggesting she was too old to be posting the risqué snaps. The rapper wrote the image of Madonna posed crawling under the bed was the “funniest s**t” he’d seen as she was “trying to do like a virgin at 63”.

Madonna on stage at the MTV VMAs
Madonna at the MTV VMAs. (John Shearer/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty)

However, Madonna proved she is not one to stand down and called out 50 Cent for talking “smack about me” on her Instagram stories. She also rebuked him for “pretending to be my friend” and claimed his “new career” is to “humiliate” others on social media.

“I guess your new career is getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media,” the singer wrote. “The least elevated choice you could make as an artist and an adult.”

She continued: “[You’re] just jealous you won’t look as good as me or have as much fun when you are my age! Too bad there are no sour grape emojees.”

50 Cent offered a simpering apology to Madonna for his comment. He wrote on Twitter that he “must have hurt Madonna feelings” as she used an “old MTV photo” from 2003 of the pair posed affectionately on her Instagram stories.

50 Cent said he was sorry as he “did not intend to hurt your feelings” and just “said what I thought when I saw the picture because of where I had seen it before”.

But Madonna offered her own “delayed clap back” on Instagram to the rapper for his “fake” and “bulls**t” apology, which she said is “not valid”. She said the “In Da Club” rapper was trying to “shame” and “humiliate” her with his original comments.

“An apology is not valid if you don’t know what you’re apologising for,” Madonna explained. “What you should be apologizing for is your misogynistic, sexist, ageist behaviour and remarks.”

Madonna added that her feelings weren’t hurt by 50 Cent’s comments as she didn’t take it “personally” as the rapper wasn’t “coming from an enlightened place”.

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