While performing to a sold-out crowd in Istanbul, Madonna, the Material Girl, exposed her bare breast. The results are whether she has finally gone over the border(line) of taste, an attempt at protest, or has she become the 50-plus entertainer grasping at straws to stay relevant in the new Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha age.
Recently, women's breasts and the right to bare them has once again been brought into the forefront.
Part of the blame can be pointed at Time magazine, after their infamous cover with the three-year-old on a step stool, breastfeeding.
But when Madonna flashes the audience in Turkey, people wondered why, despite the fact she's built her career on catchy tunes and her ever present shock factor.
Apparently, Madge's slip was to show solidarity with Turkish women as the country's government mulls a restrictive abortion and C-section ban.
Oh, OK. Showing your areola makes much more sense now.
To be fair, that theory didn't come from Madonna, it's a result of the fall-out on Twitter, where the pop-queen's fans will bend-over-backwards to have the latest reasoning make sense.
Haven't we seen all she has to offer at this point? We've bared witness to Truth or Dare, Body of Evidence and her book, Sex -- isn't it time for her to stop expressing herself quite so much?
But she can't help herself.
Back in March, she chirped to an audience in Miami "has anyone in this crowd seen Molly?" That's the slang term for MDMA, the active ingredient in ecstasy, a drug that has become associated with electronic dance music.
Canadian DJ sensation Deadmau5 (that's pronounced Dead-mouse if you want to be cool with the kids like Madonna) let Madonna have it on Facebook and Twitter for trying to be "hip and trendy" by pushing drug use on young fans.
As a society, we've evolved for good or bad and now it takes us all a lot more to have a jaw-dropping moment. Gaga wore couture out of custom meats, Charlie Sheen spent a good part of last year soaking up the tiger blood and Lindsay Lohan is either drunk or driving into people, depending on the day.
Ms. Ciccone has changed as well and it seemed as if people were starting to take her seriously while she adopted Maliwean orphans and designed a clothing line with her eldest daughter. Then, out of the blue, she starts flashing anyone who will look.
Based on the feedback online, she didn't become one of the most powerful women of the past century through her breasts.
It seems like people couldn't stop themselves from being reminded that her breast was 53-years old.
Piers Morgan tweeted, "Most embarrassing, cringe-worthy, desperate moment in the history of music?"
Christina Applegate commented that no one should be shocked anymore when Madonna brings attention to her assets, she made the cone bra famous after all.
"What I'm saying is, it's not like Sarah Palin had a nip slip, it's Madonna."
A couple of her fans pointed out Madonna has gone back on her word from five months ago, when she was quoted as saying, "You don't have to show nipples to be interesting. It doesn't necessarily mean you're cutting edge if you do, right?"
Not to preach, but concentrate on making good music again and worry about the popularity of your boobs later.