As the queen of pop, Madonna seemed to be stirring up some controversies as she candidly talked about her career, sexism and ageism in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The 58-year-old pop icon also admitted that she has “always felt oppressed” despite having a successful career and being rich and famous.

In the Harper’s Bazaar 150th anniversary feature titled “Madonna’s Spring Awakening,” the “Like A Prayer” singer blatantly admitted her work is nothing but political. She explained she believes in “freedom of expression and in equal rights for all people.”

Madonna added she doesn’t believe in censorship and she believes “women should own their sexuality and sexual expression.” The “Vogue” hitmaker also spoke about how bad the politics in the United States are.

When asked about the election results and Donald Trump's victory, Madonna said she felt like “being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.” Aside from talking about politics, the veteran pop superstar also revealed what inspired her to continue her career was her desire to “touch people's hearts to get them to look at life in a different way.”

“Art keeps me alive,” the seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist said, E! News quoted. “I've obviously been devastated or heartbroken all my life, since my mother's death. I've had so many challenges throughout my career, however successful people perceive me to be. The only way I've been able to survive the betrayal of lovers, family members, and society is to be able to create as an artist.”

Despite her very successful career that spans almost four decades, Madonna admitted to still feeling oppressed.  According to People, the world-famous pop icon she had experienced some sort of a discrimination because she was a woman. “I’ve always felt oppressed,” Madonna said during her exclusive interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “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 s— 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.”

Furthermore, Madonna also got candid about dating younger men, who made her feel uncomfortable, and creating an “unconventional family,” Daily Mail noted. 

Meanwhile, Madonna has been teasing her fans about her Harper’s Bazaar cover on Instagram. In fact, she recently posted a short clip about her magazine feature.

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