/ 13 April 2015

Madonna kissing Drake at Coachella causes uproar

The 28-year-old Canadian rapper and Madonna on stage at Coachella.
The 28-year-old Canadian rapper and Madonna on stage at Coachella.

Weekend one of US music festival Coachella ended quite strangely. As Canadian rapper Drake, who was the last act on the bill on Sunday night, performed a medley of his hits from across his albums, including his latest mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. 

But it was during his song from the mixtape, titled Madonna, according to  Billboard magazine, that Drake brought out the singer with the same name. “The crowd erupted when Madge emerged from the wings to an empty stage, dragging a chair behind her. She began her mini-set with Human Nature before ripping off her dress for Hung Up and Express Yourself, where Drake took a seat and Madonna circled him before going in for a kiss. “Bitch, I’m Madonna,” she said before strutting off the stage,” the magazine’s Steven J Horowitz wrote.

But it wasn’t the kiss that set the internet off when the video of Drake and Madonna went viral on Monday morning. Instead, the Trophies rapper’s quizzical expression after the kiss put Twitter in a frenzy. And seeing as though the rapper famously sat in a chair while musician Nicki Minaj danced for him in her music video Anaconda, tweeters also had a field day comparing the Coachella performance to Minaj’s performance.