So, so, so horrible!
We can't even imagine the pain Madonna went through after she first moved to New York City, but now that it's in the past, she's opening up about being raped during her early days in the Big Apple.
In an article in Harper's Bazaar, Madonna recalls the difficult memory as she writes:
"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."
It must take such strength to openly talk about this especially when your fans see you as the ultimate queen.
We love that Madonna is revealing her past tragedy that clearly hasn't stopped her from being an amazingly strong woman who has taken on the world.
We hope her stories help anyone else trying to find their strength.
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