Madonna was the voice of God in Ariana Grande’s video


The second single from Grande’s upcoming album Sweetener has a very feministic and kind of provocative title — God Is A Woman. And of course, there could not have been any music videos without ‘proofs; of such a statement. Ariana did not see the female God, but talked to Her — and the answers to her prayers were given by no one other than the pop music legend (or ‘pop music goddess’ is more appropriate in this case?) Madonna, who says: “I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters. You will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee!” Pop culture fans will recognize the quote as a gender-flipped version of a fictionalized Bible verse read by Samuel L Jackson’s character in the movie classic Pulp Fiction. Given the video features a number of men who have wronged women, some have interpreted the gender-flipped line as a rather pointed barb. The singer is then depicted literally shattering a glass ceiling. Deeply religious people, of course, would doubt that God could be a woman (if to dig deeper than traditionally used male pronouns, God is neither a man nor a woman), but the fact that God is a feminist is undeniable, and the video is probably a must-watch.


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