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Madonna and Lady Gaga hung out at the Oscars and queer Twitter imploded

Madonna and Lady Gaga hung out at the Oscars and queer Twitter imploded

Madonna photographed on the night of the Oscars in Los Angeles

Stop the presses. Put down your fourth coffee. Close down that Google Hangout chat. Nothing else is important now.

For Madonna and Lady Gaga were photographed together at the pop star’s Oscar’s afterparty.

The Like A Prayer icon and the Judas singer were pictured embracing by Time.

And when the photo dropped, queer Twitter went into overdrive; has the eight year feud come to an end? We can only pray.

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The 91st Academy Awards were filled with historic firsts and emotional moments, from @blackpanther‘s Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler becoming the first black women to win in their respective categories (Costume Design and Production Design) to @ladygaga and Bradley Cooper’s stirring performance of their award-winning song “Shallow.” After the event, the biggest names in #Hollywood celebrated at “The Party,” entertainment mogul @guyoseary and @madonna’s famed after-party, where there is a strict ban on social media posts. TIME partnered at the event with the artist and photographer JR—a 2018 #TIME100 honoree—for an exclusive look at last night’s winners and partygoers. See more pictures at the link in bio. Photograph by @jr for TIME

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Friends now?

In the portrait, the two are seen laying with one another as Gaga holds her new Oscar for Best Original Song for A Star Is Born’s Shallow.

Madonna, robed in a beige silk dress and diamond veil, caressed the cheery Gaga in her billowing black dress, on top of a blanketing sheet of white paper.

Nobody is allowed to take photographs for social media at entertainment mogul Guy Oseary and Madonna’s famed Oscar after-party.

But TIME partnered with photographer JR to catch a rare, glittering glimpse into the party.

In fact, when photographer JR attended for the first time, he nearly got thrown out for taking a photo of Michael Jordan and Pharrell.


It’s unsure if the goddesses have made amends exactly, but twitter users were in a upper-case frenzy.


Another user said: WHAT IS THIS REAL.’

‘SHOOK’ said multiple users.

Hung up

In 2011, Born This Way was instrumental to Gaga’s career.

But critics commented the instruments were similar to Madonna’s song Express Yourself.

Hence kicking off an apparent rivalry between the two goddesses of pop.

In 2016, Gaga said: ‘Madonna and I are very different. I wouldn’t make that comparison at all. I don’t mean to disrespect Madonna.

‘She’s the biggest pop star of all time.

‘But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio.

‘I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different.’

About time

The snap came after the queerest Oscar’s yet.

The 91st Academy Awards saw the show’stop three awards all went to films with LGBTI themes.

On the red carpet, actor and LGBTI activist Billy Porter wowed the Oscars red carpet with an amazing tuxedo gown.

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