Did Madonna Diss Beyoncé On Social Media?

The BeyHive is not going to like this.

While most of the world heralds Beyoncé as the reigning queen of pop, Madonna doesn’t want anyone to forget who’s one of the original queens—her.

On Friday (June 22) morning, Madonna shared a photoshopped image on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages of Beyoncé and Jay-Z admiring artwork in the Louvre, only the actual paintings in the museum have been replaced with her album covers.

“Learning from the Master…………..lol. #art #equals #freedom,” reads the caption.

The post comes on the heels of the release of Bey and Jay’s video for their track “Apes**t” from their surprise album, Everything Is Love.

Loyal Beyoncé fans—known as the Beyhive—have swarmed the photo’s comment section posting bee emojis. Some fans took issue with Madonna referring to herself as “master” when talking about the two black entertainers.

On the flip side, many Madge and Bey supporters have reminded their fellow fan-mates that both artists have shown respect for one another in the past.

In 2013, after a screening of her visual album, Beyonce told the crowd, “I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire.”

Madonna has also praised Beyoncé in the past. In 2015, the pop icon told Andy Cohen during an Entertainment Weekly interview “[Beyonce] is a great performer and she puts on a show.”

What do you think the “Material Girl” meant by her post?

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.
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