Madonna fans may have been very impressed by the Pop icon’s lengthy feature in the most recent ‘New York Times’ magazine, but the ‘Express Yourself’ diva wasted no time expressing her disappointment in it.
As we reported here, she not only likened the experience to ‘rape’ but also asserted the interviewer – Vanessa Grigoriadis – perpetuated sexist and ageist stereotypes by overlooking better content gleaned from their interaction in favor of focusing on her age.
Well, once the diva’s response made its rounds on the net it eventually landed on the desk of the publication. See their cheeky response inside:
For those of us who’ve grown up with Madonna always near us — in addition to Janet Jackson and maybe David Byrne, there are very few consistently present pop stars alive for Gen Xers — it feels unlikely we could learn something new about her.But in the magazine this week, looking at Madonna at 60, I did learn some things. She’s grown ever more remote and has always been a bit inarticulate, even as she stays in the popular imagination and in the rotation of playlists. It’s interesting to hear fresh perspectives about the through line that AIDS has played in her life, and about what the limits of ambition are.
(Surprise, though, and a spoiler — Madonna absolutely despises this profile, viciously and graphically described on her Instagram, though I’m unclear on why. It’s often awful to be written about! It’s a very normal reaction, and I think it’s amplified for people who are very regimented and used to being in control of their lives.)
Click here to read exactly what Madonna said that got the mag up-in-arms.