Madonna gave a killer interview to Harper's Bazaar this month, in which the 58-year-old music icon dished on a wide range of topics, from her response to the Trump win, to her love of clowns (yes), to her "unconventional" dating history.
ICYMI: Madonna is known for dating younger men (she was most recently linked to a 25-year-old British model). And though personally my thoughts are "GET IT, GIRL!" apparently not everyone is on board with her preferences. She even said her dating choices have made people "uncomfortable," and that the criticism she's received for it amounts to "oppression."
Stay controversial, Madonna!
"I’ve always felt oppressed," said the singer. "I know a lot of people would go, ‘Oh, that’s ridiculous for you to say that. You’re a successful white, wealthy pop star,’ but I’ve had the shit kicked out of me for my entire career, and a large part of that is because I’m female and also because I refuse to live a conventional life."
By "unconventional," she means in the Mrs. Robinson sense. “I’ve created a very unconventional family," she said. "I have lovers who are three decades younger than me. This makes people very uncomfortable. I feel like everything I do makes people feel really uncomfortable.”
This is someone who exploded the minds of an entire generation in the early '90s by wearing a pointy bra, so I can't argue that she hasn't made a few people uncomfortable. It's part of what makes her a legend.
Speaking of legendary: when asked about the recent election, Madonna said she was praying desperately for a Hillary win. "We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God forever, if only," she recalls.
She described election night as a "horror show" which she now relives every day. "I wake up and I go, 'Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It's not a bad dream. It really happened,'" she said. "It's like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare." Stars: just like us!
Speaking of nightmares: did you know Madonna is obsessed with clowns? "I'm obsessed with clowns and what they represent and the idea that clowns are supposed to make you laugh, but inevitably they're hiding something," she told Harper's. "That's how I look at my life."
To be "obsessed" with clowns and then admit that you are a clown is probably the most Madonna thing ever. God bless Her Madgesty.