Pop legend Madonna covered this month’s edition of Bazaar Magazine along with a heart-felt interview that touched on her getting held up at gunpoint and getting raped during her first year living in New York City. To see what the “Like A Virgin” singer had to say about her traumatic experience along with her feelings on expressing sexuality through music, click below.


Madonna says in her exclusive interview with Bazaar:

“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. I had my apartment broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.”

The “Like A Prayer” singer also touched on the controversy that surrounds her openness regarding her sexuality:

“I could get my head around people giving me a hard time for simulating self-pleasure onstage or publishing my Sex book, even kissing Britney Spears at an awards show, but trying to save a child’s life was not something I thought I would be punished for. . . In any case, I got through it. I survived.”

The music icon concluded the interview by saying:

“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.”

Nicely said.

*Don’t forget to hit the gallery to check out Madonna’s front cover spread.*