The pop icon spoke at the historic event and gave an expletive-laden speech in which she declared, “Yes, I am angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything.”
Madonna posted a picture of herself to Instagram, writing, “’I choose love.’ Are you with me?”
In her caption, she explained her comments from Saturday’s march.
“Yesterday’s Rally was an amazing and beautiful experience,” she began. “I came and performed 'Express Yourself' and that’s exactly what I did. However, I want to clarify some very important things.”
The mother of four went on to note, “I am not a violent person. I do not promote violence and it’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.”
Madonna added, “I spoke in a metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things – one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt. However, I know that acting out of anger doesn’t solve anything. And the only way to change things for the better is to do it with love.”
Shortly after posting her clarification, Madonna went on to wish her daughter, Mercy James, a happy 11th birthday with a sweet Instagram post.