The star spilled all (Pictures: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/Vogue)Madonna has admitted that she doesn’t have any role models because there’s simply no one in the world that does what she does.
She’s not wrong.
The Like A Virgin singer confessed that it’s ‘scary’ to have no one to look up to, revealing: ‘There are no living role models for me. Because nobody does what I do.
‘I can look back at women who I think were great and amazing – freedom fighters, like Simone de Beauvoir or Angela Davis – but they didn’t have kids.
‘Being a single parent of six children, I continue to be creative and be an artist and be politically active, to have a voice, to do all the things that I do. So I mean, there isn’t anybody in my position.’
The star also opened up to British Vogue about her career being a battle, explaining that people have always tried to ‘silence’ her.
She revealed that it’s ‘scary’ to not have role models (Picture: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/Vogue)‘It’s that I’m not pretty enough, I don’t sing well enough, I’m not talented enough, I’m not married enough, and now it’s that I’m not young enough,’ the 60-year-old pointed out.
In fact, recently she faced claims that her new bop Medellín should be shifted to Radio 2 rather than played on Radio 1 because of her age.
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s a sad reality that for some people in the music business it wouldn’t matter what Madonna released. They’d dismiss it because she’s 60.’
Read the full interview in British Vogue (Picture: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/Vogue)However, a BBC spokesman told Metro.co.uk in a statement: ‘Individual stations make their own decisions on the songs they play, based on what the audience expects to hear, with no other criteria taken into consideration.’
Meanwhile, she clearly shrugged off any nonsense about her age by putting on an epic performance at the Billboard Music Awards, which saw her dancing alongside four holograms of herself.
It was mesmerising stuff.
Madonna performed with not just one but four holograms of herself that looked like tiny dancing Sim versions of our favourite pop icon, who were all there to debut her new song Medellín.
Of course, collaborator Maluma was there, but we couldn’t take our eyes of the girlband-style routine going on between her five Madame X alter-egos from their carnivalesque music video, released last month.
She truly is one of a kind.
See the full feature in the June issue of British Vogue, available on digital download and on newsstands Friday 10th May.
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