“Hi Pope, It’s Madonna:” Madonna writes Best Tweet of the Year

Madonna wants to meet the Pope

“Its been a few decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet up one day to discuss some important matters ? I’ve been ex communicated 3 times. It doesn’t seem fair.”

Madonna wants to meet Pope Francis to discuss ‘important matters.’ The 63-year-old icon, who has a long history of not-so-great reputation since the 80s, has penned an iconic tweet to the Vatican.

“Hello @Pontifex Francis — I’m a good Catholic. I Swear! I mean I don’t Swear!,” She tweeted. “Its been a few decades since my last confession. Would it be possible to meet up one day to discuss some important matters ?
I’ve been ex communicated 3 times. It doesn’t seem fair. Sincerely Madonna.”

Madonna’s history with the Vatican started in 1989 following the release of her controversial (yet, iconic) ‘Like a Prayer music video, which featured burning crosses, a black Jesus and statues crying blood. Religious groups worldwide including the Vatican immediately protested the clip, saying that it contained blasphemous use of Christian imagery. The then-Pope John Paul II involved himself in the matter and encouraged fans to boycott the singer in Italy. 

In 2006, Madonna was also accused of blasphemy following a controversial performance in Rome during her “Confessions” World Tour, when she was staged a crucifixion on stage.  Religious leaders condemned her again, calling her performance “an act of open hostility” toward the Roman Catholic Church. Following the calls, Madonna’s then-spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, sent an e-mail to The Associated Press, saying “Madonna does not think Jesus would be mad at her, as his teaching of loving thy neighbor and tolerance is Madonna’s message as well. The context of Madonna’s performance on the crucifix is not negative nor disrespectful toward the church.”

Speaking at the time, the late Cardinal Ersilio Tonini spoke with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, saying that the “Queen of Pop” took it “too far,” slamming the performance as “blasphemous.”

Madonna has previously reached out to the Pope in 2019, saying she wanted to talk to him about women’s rights. Now, it seems that the anticipated overturn Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, it seems that this issue is burning again for the Queen of Pop.

The Vatican has yet to respond to Madonna’s request.