On June 9 2016, the always outspoken, always fabulous Shirley Manson told Yahoo! Music:
“When I look at Madonna, I think Madonna should not give a fuck what anybody has to say about her age. She should explore who she is now. It would be infinitely more interesting [than her] being concerned with whether we find her sexy or not. She’s got so much more to offer than that. She should be like, ‘Kiss my ass. I’m Madonna. I may be old, but I will always have my legacy behind me and you motherfuckers won’t!’ I don’t know why she cares so much.”
Shirley recently recalled meeting Madonna at the 1999 Grammy Awards, where her band Garbage’s 1998 album Version 2.0 and Madonna’s Ray Of Light were both nominated for Album Of The Year:
“I remember that day. I walked past Madonna, and she grabbed my arm. I turned around, and she went, ‘I think you’re amazing.’ I nearly fell on top of her in shock.”
They’ve been feuding for years!
lol they have never feuded. Shirley has defended Madonna many times in the press, and I wouldn’t consider this statement to be intended as anything but complimentary. She is saying Madonna shouldn’t feel defined by age or beauty because she has much more interesting things to offer than that. I would certainly agree with her.