Madonna stans were quick to express themselves on Twitter.
Lizzo stirred a social media controversy over the weekend by simply naming undisputed icon Janet Jackson the "Queen of Pop."
On Sunday afternoon, the "Truth Hurts" singer started a thread of her favorite artists -- one she kicked off by dubbing Usher the "King of R&B." A slew of additional titles followed, as she called Tina Turner the Queen of Rock & Roll, Mary J. Blige the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mariah Carey the Queen of R&B and Beyonce the Queen of Music.
In a tweet also calling Britney Spears the Princess of Pop, Justin Bieber the Prince of Pop and Rihanna the Pop Princess, Lizzo finally revealed her choices for King and Queen of Pop -- naming brother-sister duo Michael and Janet Jackson.
Well, that made a few Madonna fans wanna "Scream."
It's no secret that Madonna has been called the "Queen of Pop" by many for years, but it's also a title that can be up for personal interpretation -- and Lizzo got everyone talking with her selection. On one side, Madge's fans came at her defending their queen, while Janet's Rhythm Nation were thrilled to see her get the respect.
"Obviously there's a new school coming… but these are the greats. This is the standard," she later tweeted, defending her choices. As her comments started trending, Lizzo also reacted to the all the drama with a little side-eye -- before leaving the discourse altogether.
Given the racism that permeates the music industry—janet's career stalled after that timberlake debacle—excuse me if i'm not here for a bunch of white women discounting janet jackson and holding up madonna like she's queen of fuck mountain.
Fact of the matter is NOBODY can erase Janet Jackson’s impact, status or importance in music. Period. And believe you me, They tried. She’s is One of the Greatest to ever do it and that’s just that 🤷🏽♀️.
we love Janet and she’s got the catalogue and the impact. However when it comes to the title of Queen Madonna is literally the best selling female artist of all time and facilitated the creation of modern pop music post 1983. Also Justin isn’t prince of sh!t https://t.co/0HY0vOkX9c