She may have just lost the custody battle for her son Rocco.
But in truly defiant style Madonna took to social media on Wednesday as she hit back, writing that sometimes a mother ‘need to be a b****’.
Sharing a series of pictures hours after it was revealed Rocco would live with his father Guy Ritchie in London, the singer, 58, appeared to take a swipe at the decision and her detractors.
In the pictures (shot by Mert Alas) shared on social media, the Vogue singer can be seen in a black hoodie with a crown drawn atop her head above the words ‘Queen’ and ‘B****’.
Posting the photos to both Instagram and Twitter, she seemed to take a thinly veiled swipe at the days events.
Next to the one reading ‘B****’, she quipped: ‘Because sometimes soccer Mom’s need to be a… The caption attached to the ‘Queen’ image read: ‘And be treated like a…’
Her posts came just hours after it was revealed Guy, 47, had won the bitter nine month custody battle he has been entrenched in with Madonna over where their son should live.
The Sherlock Holmes director reached a settlement with the pop star hours before they were due in court in New York on Wednesday.
Speaking outside the court Guy’s lawyer, Peter Bronstein, said that the 16-year-old-year-old would continue to live with his father in London.
According to Page Six, Bronstein said: ‘The case is settled and everyone agrees that Rocco’s needs changed and he’s going to be living with dad. ‘Everyone’s agreed to that and there’s no further need for any kind of a court case.’
Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed Madonna and Guy had reached a settlement, which was filed on Tuesday.
The website claims that Madonna thought Guy ‘had poisoned her son against her’ and, ‘as the disciplinarian [parent], she felt guy was way too permissive’.
The terms of their agreement remain confidential, but it is understood that Rocco will be schooled in London, with regular visits from his mother.
The parents entered into a legal battle at the end of 2015, when the teenager ignored a court order to fly back from Ritchie’s London home to live with her in New York.
Madonna and Guy – who remarried in 2015 has three of children under five with Jacqui – divorced in 2008 after eight years of marriage.
Though Madonna has a daughter, Lourdes Leon with ex Carlos Leon, and two adoptive children, David and Mercy; Rocco was their only child.
During the most recent dispute, Madonna reportedly hired private detectives to spy on Rocco, while Ritchie launched a parallel legal action in London’s High Court.
The row began when Rocco left his mother’s Rebel Heart world tour when she reportedly confiscated his mobile phone, and he subsequently refused to return home with her to the States.
Rocco spent Christmas in London with his father, who is the director of films including Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, and has largely been living with him ever since.