Madonna, too old ? “It punishes me because I have had 60 years”


Madonna has started the international promotion of Madame X, his 14th album, due June 14, 2019. After offering a delivery futuristic Medellín to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, on the 1st of may, it reappears on the cover of the british edition of Vogue, photographed by his friends Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. In this interview, the pop star of the 300 million albums sold worldwide speaks of his age and what he is made to suffer because of it.


Madonna, who celebrated 60 years last August in Marrakech, said : “We have always tried reducing me to silence, for one reason or another. I was told that I wasn’t cute enough, that I wasn’t singing well enough, that I wasn’t quite talented or quite row. And now, it is because I am not young enough. I find myself to fight ageism [which includes all forms of discrimination and contempt based on age, ED.] because it punishes me for having had 60 years.


The artist has revolutionized pop music by taking charge of his career and his business, redefining the way in which it presents itself on stage but also in displaying his taste for sex : in the 1990s, he was made to pay the book of erotic pictures SEX. And in 2019, Madonna is still a trailblazer, simply because it is the only one to do what she did 60 years ago : “I no longer live model. Because nobody does what I do and it is pretty scary. I look into the past, of extraordinary women such as Simone de Beauvoir and Angela Davis, but they had no child. I am a single mother of six children and I continue to be creative as an artist and politically engaged. There is a person in my position.



I am a single mother of six children and I continue to be creative as an artist and politically engaged.



It is precisely his political struggle for the LGBT community”, which was awarded a prize of honor at the GLAAD Media Awards, Saturday, may 4 in New York. In his speech, Madonna is in particular returned to the origin of his commitment to combating aids : “After having lost my best friend and roommate Martin Burgoyne and then Keith Haring, I’ve decided to beat me.” For example, in 1989, the album Like a Prayer, that sold 15 million copies, included a booklet of information on aids. And during the Blonde Ambition Tour, the following year, she repeated on stage, thousands of spectators, prevention messages on condom use.


Next stage of his marathon promo from Monday 6 may with the announcement of a new world tour. Madonna will also continue to reveal titles of Madame X (we already know Medellin and I Riseup to the exit of the album. Finally, she will perform may 18 at Tel Aviv to the final of the Eurovision 2019 and it will, this summer, the godmother of the 50th anniversary of the events of Stonewall, the riots that gave rise to the activism of LGBT people.

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