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Madonna’s friend posts rare, unedited picture of the Queen of Pop for her 65th birthday

Madonna’s friend posts rare, unedited picture of the Queen of Pop for her 65th birthday

People were happy to see the legendary singer as she is.

The original Queen of Pop has celebrated her 65th birthday.

Fans all over the world hoped Madonna enjoyed the big day and one of those people included the singer's longtime friend Maha Dakhil Jackson.

She wrote: "Happy birthday to my dear sister, ‘a bride married to amazement’ Viva with that badass life force. I cherish you."

People praised the post for it being an unedited image of Madonna that fans rarely get to see these days.

The 65-year-old has been posting a lot on social media in the last few months as she gears up for her legendary Celebration Tour.

However, many fans have lamented that a lot of the selfies and videos that she uploads appear to be heavily edited.

Her skin looks incredibly smooth and shows almost zero signs of her age, which is why some found Jackson's upload a nice surprise.

One wrote: "Beautiful non filter picture."

Another added: "GORGEOUS untouched photo! Love it."

Madonna was forced to comment on her appearance when photos of her at the 2023 Grammys sparked concern.

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She introduced Sam Smith and Kim Petras to the stage and while the duo's performance was incredible, people were still talking about how Madonna looked.

But she spoke out on social media about how the constant attacks on her appearance were upsetting.

Madonna started by saying it had been an ‘honour’ to introduce Smith and Petras with their ‘history making’ award, before continuing: “Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim - many people chose to only talk about close-up photos of me taken with a long lens camera by a press photographer that would distort anyone’s face!!

“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in.

"A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 and feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong willed, hard-working and adventurous.”

Madonna went on to say that she had never apologised for her creative choice or ‘the way that I look or dress’ and that she wasn’t about to start now.

“I have been degraded by the media since the beginning of my career,” she continued. “But I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come.

“In the words of Beyoncé ‘You-won’t break my soul’.

“I look forward to many more years of subversive behaviour - pushing boundaries - standing up to the patriarchy - and most of all enjoying my life.”

She finished the post by writing: “Bow down b*****s.”I

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Madonna

Topics: Madonna, Celebrity