Nelly criticized for saying Madonna should be 'covered up' following racy new photos

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Nelly (left) is under fire for telling Madonna (right) to
Nelly (left) is under fire for telling Madonna (right) to "cover up." (Images via Getty Images)

Nelly is in hot water for telling Madonna to "cover up" after the singer shared risqué photos.

Over the weekend, the "Like A Virgin" singer took to Instagram to share a set of photos posing in a bustier, fishnet tights, lace underwear, and leather boots with fans.

“Car trouble," the 63-year-old captioned the post for her more than 17.4 million followers.

While Madonna's photos were met with praise for "liberating women over 50 to embrace their sexuality," the "Country Grammar" rapper thought otherwise.

“Some things should just be left covered up," Nelly commented.

The rapper's comment was quickly met with backlash for being "sexist" and "ageist," and for "cyberbullying" the pop music icon.

One Instagram user wrote a lengthy message to Nelly and others that left negative comments on the post.

"All of these negative comments are f—king disgusting. Like do you hear yourselves? It's 2022," they wrote, tagging the rapper in their comment. "This is a 63-year-old woman who is literally more successful than all of you and has enough life experience to make her own decisions when it comes to her image."

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“The misogyny in these comments is a sad reflection of the world and Madonna fandom," another said. "Express yourself don’t repress yourself at any age!"

“Can a woman not age and embrace sexuality at the same time without criticism? The comment section is disappointing,” someone else added.

Madonna at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. (Image via Getty Images)
Madonna at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. (Image via Getty Images)

The photos caught the attention of rapper Ja Rule, who wrote, "How can you not love Madonna?"

Another person chimed in to point out that what Madonna does to embrace her youth shouldn't be anyone's concern.

"The only reason women feel the need to do this sh— in the first place is because of the constant criticism and pressure to look young forever," they wrote. "This is your own fault for being so critical of women. So if this is how she wants to hang on to her youth, leave her alone and let her. It doesn't affect your life whatsoever."

The "Papa Don't Preach" songstress has never shied away from being scandalous. In fact, Madonna recently revealed aspirational plans to reenact her spicy, 2003 MTV Video Music Awards lip-lock with Britney Spears on a potential joint stadium tour.

“Hell yeah. I have to. Stadium baby. Me and Britney, what about that?" she said.

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