Madonna *Finally* Meets Obama, Silently Fangirls in the Most Un-Madonna-Like Way

"For once I'm speechless..."

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Once upon a time, Madonna said she didn't really have an interest in meeting other famous people (opens in new tab)—except one, who was playing rather hard to get. 

"The person I most want to meet is President Obama," she said in an interview with Us Weekly (opens in new tab). "When the heck am I going to meet him? He just needs to invite me to the White House already. He probably thinks I'm too shocking to be there. I'm serious. If I was a little bit more demure…or if I was just married to Jay Z. Hey, if Jay would only take me as his second wife, then I'd score an invitation."

But as luck/her Madge-y powers would have it, the two did meet backstage at Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, where the president was filming an interview and Madonna was taping a musical appearance for the "one of a kind" show airing Thursday.

She probably wasn't in the right state of mind for this, but let's just imagine the new friends discussed her Met Gala outfit-cum-political statement (opens in new tab).

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.