After Tennessee introduced a law categorizing drag as “adult-oriented” entertainment – banning public drag performances – as well as legislation banning gender-affirming healthcare for young trans people, Madonna called them “unfounded and pathetic”.

Madonna announced a special show in Nashville to raise money for trans rights organizations. In the statement issued, she said, “The oppression of the LGBTQ+ is not only unacceptable and inhumane; it’s creating an unsafe environment; making America a dangerous place for our most vulnerable citizens, especially trans women of color. Anyone with half a brain knows not to f**k with a drag queen.”