Madonna was very vocal about her support for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US election, and now the singer has opened up how she felt when Donald Trump was elected as president.
The Material Girl hitmaker revealed that she was “praying” on election night as she sat and watched the results with her agent.
“It was just like watching a horror show,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I went to sleep, and since that night, I wake up every morning and it’s like when you break up with somebody who has really broken your heart.
“You wake up and for a second you’re just you, and then you go, ‘Oh, the person I love more than anything has just broken my heart, and I’m devastated and I’m broken and I have nothing. I’m lost.
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The Queen of Pop said Trump's election win is like living in a nightmare
“That’s how I feel every morning. I wake up and I go, ‘Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.' It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.”
Madonna, 58, also opened up feeling oppressed and living an unconventional life, explaining to the publication: “I’ve always felt oppressed.
“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.
“I’ve created a very unconventional family. 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.”
Madonna said that she has always felt oppressed
But while the Queen of Pop may be criticised for her choice of lovers and outfits, she insisted that she believes women “should own their sexuality”.
“I believe in freedom of expression, I don’t believe in censorship,” she continued. “I believe in equal rights for all people.
The singer said that she believes women should own their sexuality
“And I believe women should own their sexuality and sexual expression. I don’t believe there’s a certain age where you can’t say and feel and be who you want to be.”
11 Jan 2017
Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 00:28