Madonna finds out she’s blocked from going live on Instagram

Instagram does preach.

The social media app blocked Madonna from going live after she posted a series of scantily clad photos of herself.

The “Papa Don’t Preach” singer, 63, shared a video early Friday morning that showed the moment she found out she had been blocked.

“What the f–k?” Madonna said when she saw the “Blocked from Sharing Live Video” message pop up. “What’s happening?”

She then quipped, “I’ve never worn so many clothes in my life.”

The Queen of Pop’s friend and team member then read the app’s community guidelines, which stated in part, “We want Instagram to continue to be an authentic and safe place for inspiration and expression.”

“I’m speechless,” Madonna said in response.

Madonna trying to go live on Instagram.
Instagram blocked Madonna from going live on the app.

The Grammy winner took to her Instagram Stories to record herself on a call with her “Frozen on Fire” collaborator, Sickick, whom she was set to go live with, and told him Instagram was being “really mysterious” about why they blocked her.

“I don’t know why. They’re not giving me a reason,” she claimed. “It’s like a bureaucracy inside of a computer.”

Madonna noted that she had not posted “anything crazy” on the app — “not this week anyways.”

Madonna looking confused.
Madonna appeared confused as to why she had been blocked.

“It may have been a delayed reaction to my NFTs from last week, but I’m not really sure,” she added.

Madonna recently released an NFT collection called “Mother of Creation,” in which a 3D version of her appeared fully nude and gave birth to butterflies, insects and trees.

The “Hung Up” singer apologized to her fans on her Instagram Stories for not being able to chat with them on Live.

“I’m sorry to let everybody down,” she said. “I was really looking forward to this.”

A message on Madonna's phone showing she has been blocked from going live on Instagram.
A message from Instagram notified Madonna she had been blocked.

This is not the first time Instagram has tried to censor Madonna.

In November 2021, the app removed a post the “Like a Virgin” singer shared because her nipple was seemingly exposed in the photo.

Madonna blasted Instagram for its decision, writing in a separate post, “It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown except a nipple. As if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualized. The nipple that nourishes the baby!”

According to Instagram’s community guidelines, the platform does not “allow nudity.”

Madonna lying under a bed with her butt sticking out.
This is one of the racy photos Madonna previously posted on Instagram.

“This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks,” the rules state.

“It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos in the context of breastfeeding, birth giving and after-birth moments, health-related situations (for example, post-mastectomy, breast cancer awareness or gender confirmation surgery) or an act of protest are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.”

Instagram did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment on why Madonna was blocked from going live.

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