American singer Madonna, whose birth name is Madonna Louise Ciccone, got everyone on social media talking after her latest video on her verified TikTok account hinted she is coming out as gay.
In the video posted on Sunday, the legendary singer is seen holding a pair of what appear to be pink panties with a caption: “If I miss, I’m Gay.”
The 64-year-old, was then seen proudly throwing one arm into the air.
“What in the 80s is happening,” one fan commented on the video, with another adding, “Did Madonna just come out? And I’m witnessing it in real time??”
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Who is Madonna?
Referred to as the “Queen of Pop,” Madonna was born on August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan, to Catholic parents Madonna Louise and Silvio Anthony “Tony” Ciccone.
Since Madonna had the same name as her mother, family members called her “Little Nonnie”.
Her mother died of breast cancer on December 1, 1963. Madonna has two older brothers, Anthony and Martin, and three younger siblings, Paula, Christopher, and Melanie.
In 1978, she dropped out of college and relocated to New York City to pursue a career in modern dance. She performed as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist in the rock bands Breakfast Club and Emmy.
She rose to fame with her debut studio album, Madonna (1983). Later she released a series of successful albums, including all-time bestsellers Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986) and The Immaculate Collection (1990) as well as Grammy Award winners Ray of Light (1998) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005).
Her chart-topping singles include Like a Virgin, La Isla Bonita, Like a Prayer, Vogue, Take a Bow, Frozen, Music, Hung Up, and 4 Minutes.
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She also acted in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996).
She also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Forbes named Madonna the annual top-earning female musician a record 11 times across four decades (1980s–2010s). She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Madonna got married to actor Sean Penn on her birthday in 1985. After a tumultuous two years’ marriage, Madonna filed for divorce from Penn on December 4, 1987, but later withdrew the petition. She filed another divorce petition in 1989.
Madonna met director Guy Ritchie in the summer of 1998, and gave birth to their son Rocco John Ritchie in Los Angeles on August 11, 2000. She got married to Ritchie the same year in December.