It looks like Lady GaGa is finally burying the hatchet.
The songstress is raving about Madonna‘s moving speech at this year’s Billboard Women In Music event. Her Madgesty addressed the crowd on Friday, discussing some incredibly dark times in her life.
While accepting the 2016 Woman of the Year Award, the Vogue performer opened up about her horrific rape, as well as other terrifying things that happened when she first moved to New York.
The Queen of Pop exclaimed:
“Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant misogyny, sexism, constant bullying and relentless abuse. When I first moved to New York, I was a teenager, it was 1979, and New York was a very scary place. In the first year, I was held up at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop with a knife digging into my throat, and I had my apartment broken into and robbed so many times I just stopped bolting the door.”
The 58-year-old also called out the disgusting prominence of sexism, adding:
“You are allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy. But don’t act too smart. Don’t have an opinion. Don’t have an opinion that is out of line with the status quo, at least.”
“You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don’t own your sluttiness. And do not, I repeat, do not share your own sexual fantasies with the world. Be what men want you to be. But more importantly, be what women feel comfortable with you being around other men. And finally, do not age because age is a sin. You will be criticized. You will be vilified. And you will definitely not be played on the radio.”
The fellow survivor gushed:
Now, you may be wondering why it took the Perfect Illusion singer three days to comment on Madonna’s moving message, but that’s probably because the event airs tonight on Lifetime at 9 p.m.
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