No singing or dancing for Madonna right now as the Queen of Pop is at the forefront of manning the barricades, protesting against the election of Donald Trump.
Madonna, a big Hillary Clinton supporter, has stepped up her political activism, sharing a video of footage from the “Love Trumps Hate” protest that occurred on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue on Instagram.
She wrote: “Need to Turn these Words into Action……….So Now What? ?????? 🙏🏻🇺🇸 Rebel ❤️’s Unite. N.Y.C. Start A Revolution of ❤️🙏🏻🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃”
Her Madgesty has, not surprisingly, gone back on her pledge last month to concertgoers that, “If you vote for Hillary Clinton I will give you a blowjob.”
You might think therefore that Trump is the last person Madonna would do business with, but let Heat Street fill you in on a previous 5th Avenue happening in 2008.
Gucci and Madonna hosted a fundraising event in February 2008 to raise money for her non-profit Raising Malawi. The fundraiser coincide with the opening of the Gucci store in Trump Tower on 5th Avenue and 56th Street.
The press conference for the Gucci Flagship Store was hosted by Trump a day before Madonna’s fundraiser, which took place on the North Lawn of the UN.
Donald Trump attended together with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law Jared Kushner along with celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise, and Demi Moore.
One guest who attended, speaking on condition of anonymity, recalled seeing Trump and Madonna conversing.
At the auction to raise funds for Madonna’s Malawi foundation held during the event, Trump successfully bid $120,000 for a trip to Paris, where they would enjoy a tour of the famed Chateau Latour vineyard and have a meal with actress Salma Hayek and her husband, the French billionaire François-Henri Pinault.
Buzzfeed later reported that the cash came from Trump’s own foundation, rather than his own pocket, and that he didn’t himself subsequently go to Paris.
The pair have never been close (Madonna objected to Trump’s verbal assaults on her close pal Rosie O’Donnell, and the Donald uncharitably told ABC’s defunct talkshow Nitecap in 1992: “If Madonna were in this room, she’d be the least attractive woman here.”)
Trump resumed hostilities when he tweeted in 2012:
Many people walked out on Madonna’s concert when she told them to vote for Obama. Years ago I walked out because the concert was terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2012
But since it’s now Madonna who is on the warpath, what better way is there to turn her “words into action” than by returning the $120,000 her foundation was given by Trump back in 2008?