The material of the Material Girl’s Women’s March rally speech has drawn the attention of law enforcement.
The Secret Service is reportedly investigating Madonna for comments she made during the rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, according to Page Six.
This is what the pop singer said to the crowd: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
She also said, “But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
Madonna, who addressed the crowd wearing a black “pussycat” cap, clarified on Sunday that she meant no harm.
“I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in it’s entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context,” she wrote on Instagram.
Yesterday's Rally. was an amazing and beautiful experience. I came and performed Express Yourself and thats exactly what i did. However I want to clarify some very important things. I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. My speech began with " I want to start a revolution of love." ♥️ I then go on to take this opportunity to encourage women and all marginalized people to not fall into despair but rather to come together and use it as a starting point for unity and to create positive change in the world. I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love. It was truly an honor to be part of an audience chanting “we choose love”. ????♥️????♥️????♥️????♥️???? #revoltutionoflove♥️#revolutionoflove♥️*******************************************************
Unsurprisingly, Trump supporters were not pleased with Madonna.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said, “I mean, can you imagine saying that about President Obama,” while senior White House aide Kellyanne Conaway said Madonna should spend her time donating her money to a women’s homeless shelter rather than making “profanity-laced insults.”
One U.S. official told Page Six that her comments will be evaluated as to whether they are a genuine threat or not and, as reported by The Gateway Pundit, only the U.S. Attorney can decide to bring charges, if they are deemed necessary.
Star spangled Super Bowl
Country singer Luke Bryan has been selected to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI, according to USA Today.
Bryan tweeted out Sunday, “Excited to perform the National Anthem on @NFL’s biggest stage #SB51. See y’all in Houston.”
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) January 22, 2017
The Georgia-born Bryan will be the first man to perform the Star Spangled Banner before a Super Bowl since Billy Joel did 10 years ago, USA Today reports.
Rossdale did not want divorce
Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale opened up to Fabulous magazine about his divorce from Gwen Stefani, saying divorce was the “opposite to what I wanted,” according to people.com.
“Apart from death, I think divorce is one of the hardest, most painful things to go through,” he said.
The 51-year-old also said that he still thinks Stefani is “incredible” and that aside from ending the marriage of 13 years, he and Stefani promised to get along for the sake of their three children, Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2.
“The one thing — the only good thing, because everything else is not good — is we care about the children and it’s about them. So we do everything to make this life change as seamless as possible,” he said.
Actress Tiffani Thiessen is 43. … Bassist Earl Falconer of UB40 is 58. … Singer-guitarist Robin Zander of Cheap Trick is 64. … Actor Gil Gerard is 74.