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Madonna Receives Backlash For Saying She Felt “Raped” After ‘Rebel Heart’ Leaked, Madonna Responds

The Queen of pop’s controversial statement sparks outcry.

UPDATE: Madonna has since commented on her New York Times feature, which she says is incredibly disappointing. She also mentioned the **** quote.

“You cant fix society and its endless need to diminish,” she began. “Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially string independent women. The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN! Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists.”

Madonna added: “Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with her. It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the venerable N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy. And I say—-DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society. I will never stop fighting to eradicate it.”


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Madame ❌ on the cover of N.Y.T. Magazine photographed by my dear friend @jr……….Also sharing my fav photo that never made it in, along with pre-shoot chat and a celebratory glass of wine ? after many hours of work! To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement- It seems. You cant fix society And its endless need to diminish, Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially string independent women. The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN! Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists. Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with her. It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the venerable N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy. And I say—-DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society. I will never stop fighting to eradicate it. ?

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EARLIER:

In 2015, Madonna’s album Rebel Heart leaked way, way ahead of schedule. It forced her to re-think how to premiere it, which materialized a rush-release. The hacker has since been discovered and punished, but the pain of her art getting distributed without consent still lingers.

In a new interview with the NY Times, Madonna compared it to ****: “There are no words to describe how devastated I was,” she said. “It took me a while to recover, and put such a bad taste in my mouth I wasn’t really interested in making music.”

Madonna added: “I felt raped.”

The collective Internet feels outraged. Some say she has no right to make a comparison of her album leaking to actual ****. Others say she can feel, say and express however she sees fit.

It’s worth mentioning Madonna said something similar about the situation years ago, calling it “artistic ****.”

Speaking of, Madonna shared her thoughts on mean Instagram comments. “It’s not that I engage with it, but it ends up going in front of your eyes, and then when it goes in front of your eyes, it’s inside your head,” she said. “It comes up in your feed, and then you get pulled into it whether you like it or not. So it’s a challenge to rise above it, to not be affected by it, to not get frustrated, to not compare, to not feel judged, to not be hurt. You know, it’s a test. Yeah.” She added, “I preferred life before phone.”

Madonna also comments on hearing her old music. “If I’m in a car or I go into a restaurant, I’m out somewhere, and one of my songs starts playing, I just go, ‘Ugh,’” she told the publication, “probably because I’ve had to hear it 5 billion times already, and I want to escape that.”

Madonna’s new album, Madame X, arrives June 14.

Read her full interview here.

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