Madonna Opens Up About Rape

Madonna Opens Up About Rape

Pop singing legend Madonna has revealed she was raped on a rooftop in New York within months of arriving in the city. Scary stuff!

The Material Girl moved to the Big Apple from Michigan in 1977 to pursue a career in music, but the city was far more dangerous than she thought it would be, and in an article she has written for Harper’s Bazaar, Madonna details some of her scariest encounters.

She wrote, “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, and 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.”

Despite the terrifying ordeals, she managed to stay in the city and insists the encounters helped make her strong and independent. She continued, “I was poised for survival. I felt alive. But I was also scared s**tless… I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going.”

That is some scary business, but we’re glad that she made it through those encounters and rose above them to be the global phenomenon that she is today.

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