Madonna gave an inspiring but sexist speech during her appearance at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music. Her controversial statements focused on feminism, sexism and much more.
The music icon was crowned Woman of the Year at Billboard’s event tagged Women In Music 2016.
Madonna, who currently holds a world record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time (2016), was blunt with the truth as he spoke on stage.
“I always feel better with something hard between my legs,” were her first words after taking to the stage with a microphone in her hand.
Madonna takes a selfie to show off her hairy armpit.
Then she continues: “I stand before you as a doormat. Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer.
“Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse.
“‘Wait a minute, isn’t Prince running around with fishnets and high heels and lipstick with his butt hanging out?’ Yes, he was. But he was a man,” she asked, trying to argue on the fact that male artists get better recognition than their female counterparts.
“So I thought, ‘oh, if you’re a feminist, you don’t have sexuality, you deny it.’ So I said ‘f–k it. I’m a different kind of feminist. I’m a bad feminist,'” she added in response to the criticisms she has faced for her sexuality.
“I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around,” she explained her excitement to be alive.
“Michael is gone. Tupac is gone. Prince is gone. Whitney is gone. Amy Winehouse is gone. David Bowie is gone. But I’m still standing. I’m one of the lucky ones and every day I count my blessings.”
Madonna, 58, also talked about the artists who inspired her the most. She singled out David Bowie as her idol.
In her words: “I was of course inspired by Debbie Harry and Chrissie Hynde and Aretha Franklin, but my real muse was David Bowie.
“He embodied male and female spirit and that suited me just fine. He made me think there were no rules. But I was wrong. There are no rules — if you’re a boy. There are rules if you’re a girl,” Madonna said.