Madonna has obliquely addressed reactions to a viral video that shows rapper Drake expressing surprise and apparent distaste after she kissed him onstage at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, on Sunday.
"If you don't like me and still watch everything I do," begins a text image Madonna posted on Instagram on Monday, then "You're a fan." The 56-year-old singer added a colorful epithet in the post.
Afterward, Drake, 28, posted his own Instagram image of the kiss, captioned, "Moments to write home about."
The Grammy-winning Canadian rapper closed the festival as the final headlining act on Sunday.
TMZ.com, citing sources whose veracity could not be independently confirmed, claimed Drake's onstage reaction was not to the kiss itself but to the aftertaste of Madonna's lipstick.
The site also reported that Drake said the kiss was a surprise, with the plan having been only for Madonna to sing and dance around his seated self.
On the video, the music icon is shown stalking off following the kiss and yelling an obscenity before proclaiming "I'm Madonna!"
An off-screen voice attributed to Drake then asks what happened, also peppering his question with a profane term.
Before posting her provocative text image on Instagram, Madonna had shared photos of herself and Drake onstage, with one captioned, "Big as Madonna!" -- a message also appearing on a black sleeveless shirt she wore -- while another reads, "Welcome to the Jungle.............." and a third, showing the kiss in progress, saying, "No caption necessary.........."
In November, Britney Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, told Billboard that the controversial kiss between Madonna and fellow pop star Spears at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards had been rehearsed at Madonna's behest.