Madonna made an appearance at the anti-Trump protest in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, delivering a speech in which she repeatedly cursed on live television and said that she thinks about blowing up the White House.
The singer and songwriter took the stage at the Women’s March on Washington at about 2:50 p.m. and spoke to the crowd for a few minutes before performing two songs. She said that everyone assumed that good would win in the end during this election but that the result served to “wake us the f— up.”
She then turned to address the protest’s detractors who claim that it will not add up to anything, saying a simple “f— you” to them. This was broadcast live on CNN; the anchors subsequently cut away and apologized. MSNBC also aired Madonna’s speech but moved on after she cursed for the third time.
“Okay, we’re going to pull out of that because of the language that was used,” CNN host Brooke Baldwin said. “It’s Madonna…we didn’t know what she was going to say.”
CNN later uploaded Madonna’s speech to YouTube with the curse word bleeped.
After the networks had cut away, Madonna encouraged the audience to embrace love while admitting that she sometimes fantasizes about assassinating the president.
“Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” she said. “But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”
During Madonna’s musical performance, she yelled, “Donald Trump, suck a d—, I’m not your bitch.” The audio on ABC News’ online stream quickly dropped out after this comment was made, and it came back on the second Madonna left the stage.
Within minutes of Madonna’s speech, “F-bomb” began to trend on Twitter.