Madonna Bares All For Harper’s Bazaar / Details Traumatic Rape

Published: Friday 4th Oct 2013 by David

 As talk of an ‘MDNA‘ follow up heats up on many a fan forum, Madonna graces the pages of Harper’s Bazaar’s November issue next month, hitting the magazine for a spread that will no doubt shock some, but inspire many.

For in this spread, she details a story oft overlooked in the story of her rise to the top, explaining how she was raped at knife point months after moving to New York City.

Her story below…

Speaking to the Glenda Bailey ran publication, she revealed:

New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back.”

She added:

“New York wasn’t anything I was prepared for. Trying to be a professional dancer, paying my rent by posing nude for art classes, staring at people staring at me naked. Daring them to think of me as anything but a form they were trying to capture with their pencils and charcoal. I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going.

“One of the many things I learned from all of this. If you aren’t willing to fight for what you believe in, then don’t even enter the ring.”

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  1. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 4, 2013

    Qqqqquuuuuueeeeennnnnn her Madgesty yasssssssss bbbiitttccchhhhhh MDNA, I can’t handle right now.

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  2. Charlie October 4, 2013

    Please, the touch up is too much. What is she using now Magnolia emulsion silk. She can exercise and wear gloves, but unless she’s going to adda a balaclava to the outfits she needs to lay off the false advertising. Madonna looks okay for her age, but this desire to look “death becomes her” forever young is just stupid

    • Charlie October 4, 2013

      I must add that i respect her. This is not shade

      • YES October 4, 2013

        dont we all want to be death becomes her young?

        Why do you expect her to be any different, she is human.

        What would you say if she was rocking grey hair? She would get ripped to shreds….

      • Charlie October 4, 2013

        @yes why would she get ripped for having grey hair? By who?
        I don’t want death becomes her young, i have watched my parents get old and appreciate the fact that they look good doing it.
        Anyway, the hair wasn’t the issue it’s the unrealistic lighting and the airbrushing

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  3. Mother Monster October 4, 2013

    #NoOneCares #Next

    • Sean October 4, 2013

      Nobody cares hunty? Try the fans who bought 300 million albums, supported her for 30 years and made her the most successful female artist of ALL time. There would be no GaGa without the one and only Queen of Pop so sit down, stay mad and actually read what she had to say. You might learn something

      • ILoveMusic October 4, 2013

        YES ALL DAY!!!! Regardless of what anyone says Madonna’s record speaks for itself!!!!! #truth

  4. Carl October 4, 2013

    despite personal feelings toward her, i think that r*** is an extremely traumatic and horrible experience for anyone. so major props to her for not only being able to overcome that situation, but being able to speak about in such an open forum. great job madonna.

  5. stephy the lambily October 4, 2013

    The Queen Of Pop

  6. RDK October 4, 2013

    Queen of pop,the Legendary Madonna.

  7. LOL October 4, 2013


  8. Suicide Blonde October 4, 2013

    The r*** accident wasn’t a secret, if you know Madonna then you know she talked about this in the past, love the cover.

  9. I.D. October 4, 2013

    Not a fan of her personality or her music these days, but dayam, NO-ONE deserves to be r****.

  10. please b**** October 4, 2013

    I find it interesting she was r**** but laughed at one of her staff that was drugged and date r****. That is well documented in her “truth or dare” film. She is a disgusting individual.

    • John October 4, 2013

      Lies. Find the exact clip

  11. Career Ender October 5, 2013

    I was ready to drag this ancient w**** but that’s a sad story

    So she was a w**** even before she entered the music industry?

    Ancient Barbra

    • POP ROYALTY October 5, 2013

      Seriously, You know you are so sad in Life , so why bothering educating your ass ?!

      and You can not drag, you all talk.

  12. Damo October 5, 2013

    She first spoke abut getting r**** in an interview with NME Magazine during the EVITA period, there is honestly know one like Madonna , whether you love her or hate her her determination and artistic integrity is un-matched tthe only one on her level in a differen respect is JANET

  13. JOHNVIDAL October 5, 2013

    Damn she sounded atrocious in that song lol
    Anyway, she´s so damn hard working, ambitious and shocking (back in the day) that she has really earned her status. Something most of nowadays b****** know nothing about.

    • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2013

      Atrocious, wow, that’s new, she is where she is because she was born to be Madonna, she is, her own creation, her own work of art.

      • JOHNVIDAL October 5, 2013

        Of course! She still sounded atrocious in that song.

    • POP ROYALTY October 5, 2013

      She sounded atrocious ?!

      I’m sorry, But you stan For GaGa, your Credibility is “Bye Bye”.

      • JOHNVIDAL October 5, 2013

        You two always with the same obsession. So now Gaga can´t sing? How is she relevant to this post? Did I mention her? Did I say Madonna always sounds atrocious? The answer is NO. But the truth is Madonna´s early recordings, especially the slow ones, showed her terrible voice at the time. She worked to improve and she gave beautiful vocal showings (limited by her weak voice of course) later on.
        No need to exaggerate anything boy. TGJ posted that old video and I gave my opinion about her vocals there while prising her overall.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 5, 2013

      I was talking about “Live to Tell” btw.

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2013

        The interpretation, the emotion, her voice in ‘Live to Tell’ gives me goosebumps everytime, i can’t believe you said, she sounded atrocious, in what world, that’s one of her most powerful songs, critically acclaimed, i’m yet to find a song by Gaga where she sound as good, emotive and powerful as Madonna sounded in this song, like i always say, you don’t like her, you just pretend to like her because you can’t deny her status and her power but it’s obvious that you can’t digest her, if you call that ‘praise’ i don’t know what else, we should called ‘hate’.

      • JOHNVIDAL October 6, 2013

        Baby please! LOL It might be one of her most celebrated songs cos of what she´s saying in it. But her voice was horrible back then. Thank God Evita and other eras came and she really worked with her weak voice to make it sound really beautiful.
        I like her. End of story. And yes Gaga sings better just sorry. Any Edge of Glory live performance on the piano is just better than any Madonna showing. Remember we are talking about vocals.

  14. POP ROYALTY October 5, 2013

    I’m Just Speecheless, So f*****’ Speechless.

    Loved the interview, Stunned by the Photoshoot.

    And thanks madge for the Burqa Thing. 😉

    Are People still Discovering she was r**** ?!

    She’s a True survivor and a huge inspiration for me, all that talk about her being a w****/s*** or whatever never gonna affect anything, she’s at the top looking down on everybody’s fav.

    • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2013

      The last part ‘at the top looking down’ is priceless, learn Pauly, learn.

      • POP ROYALTY October 5, 2013

        come join the Party, yeah…. 😉

      • Suicide Blonde October 5, 2013

        I’m surprised by some people here, wow, the hate is real.

      • POP ROYALTY October 5, 2013

        I’m not, b****** and their stans been struggling to deal for decades.

  15. please b**** October 5, 2013

    @ John

    It’s not my job to supply you with a clip dickwad. Watch the movie fool. Madonna the undead laughs at the heavy set woman in her employ who says she believes she was r**** the evening before. Do your research before you come for me shitface.

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