When not dominating charts with hits like ‘Truth Hurts,’ ‘Good As Hell,’ and her latest top 5 smash, ‘Rumors,’ singer Lizzo is no stranger to reigning over headlines for everything from eye-popping outfits to lending polarizing commentary on subjects in social, political, or Pop culture.
The latter sees her the center of conversation again – this time after a series of random tweets where she gave her stamp of who among music’s icons deserved honorific titles of royalty.
While most agreed with her assessment that Aretha Franklin is Queen of Soul, Tina Turner is Queen of Rock N’ Roll, Britney Spears is Princess of Pop, Michael Jackson is King of Pop, and others, some of her crownings caught a side eye – particularly her deeming Janet Jackson the definitive Queen of Pop.
The comment sent Madonna stans into a frenzy, not only reigniting the age-old debate about who Pop’s true female potentate but sending the topic ‘Queen of Pop’ to trending status on Twitter. More inside:
It all started Sunday afternoon (August 29) when Lizzo began acknowledging “the greats” of music (as seen above).
Her mentions lit up once Madonna fans caught a glimpse at her listing Janet as Queen of Pop. The topic immediately soared to trending status on Twitter.
Look below to see how they responded:
i love u lizzo but…. madonna is the queen of pop and… bieber the prince? omg pls lizzo?????????????????? pic.twitter.com/7A5xJUJPhS
— cat | MJ’s DAY !! (@1996xblues) August 29, 2021
Janet’s fans didn’t take the challenge quietly, however.
madonna stans are so bitter lizzo named janet her queen of pop. it’s embarrassing actually pic.twitter.com/u2a93Rq2vV
— Davian✨ (@FighterxMonster) August 29, 2021