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Madonna reveals rape ordeal

Madonna reveals rape ordeal

Oct 4 2013, 4:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Madonna was raped at the start of her career. The pop legend has opened up about her traumatic ordeal for the first time in nearly two decades, revealing she was sexually abused by a stranger at...

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Madonna reveals rape ordeal

Oct 4 2013, 4:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Madonna was raped at the start of her career.

The pop legend has opened up about her traumatic ordeal for the first time in nearly two decades, revealing she was sexually abused by a stranger at knifepoint shortly after arriving in New York City from Rochester, Michigan, to pursue her dreams of stardom.

Writing in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, the 55-year-old singer recalled: "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.

"I 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."

The 'Like a Prayer' singer was determined to survive in the Big Apple in spite of her terrible experiences and was all the more "hell-bent" on making a name for herself, even if it meant doing jobs she didn't like.

Madonna explained: "Arriving in New York wasn't anything I prepared for. Trying to be a professional dancer, paying my rent by posing nude for art classes, staring at people staring at me naked. Daring them to think of me as anything but a form they were trying to capture with their pencils and charcoal.

"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."

The superstar first made the shocking admission she had been raped when she was younger in a 1995 interview with NME, but hasn't dwelled upon it since.

She confessed at the time: "It is not an experience I would ever glamorize. Although it was devastating at the time, I know that it made me a much stronger person. . . . It forced me to be a survivor."

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Sep 23 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: 92.3 NOW

With “Hideaway” still taking the world by storm, Kiesza has unveiled another track from her upcoming debut album, this one aiming for a more broad audience, with one of hip-hop’s rising stars helping her spread her reach. Teamed with Joey Bada$$, Kiesza has released “Bad Thing,” which, true to its title, finds the Canadian singer showing her trouble-making side, leaving the world of mainstream-ready ...
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Kiesza Drops New Song ‘Bad Thing’ Listen

Sep 23 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1

With “Hideaway” still taking the world by storm, Kiesza has unveiled another track from her upcoming debut album, this one aiming for a more broad audience, with one of hip-hop’s rising stars helping her spread her reach. Teamed with Joey Bada$$, Kiesza has released “Bad Thing,” which, true to its title, finds the Canadian singer showing her trouble-making side, leaving the world of mainstream-ready pop music and joining the more artistically challenging world of pop-rap fusion. R ...
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Kiesza Drops New Song ‘Bad Thing’ Listen

Sep 23 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: Houston's Hot Hits

With “Hideaway” still taking the world by storm, Kiesza has unveiled another track from her upcoming debut album, this one aiming for a more broad audience, with one of hip-hop’s rising stars helping her spread her reach. Teamed with Joey Bada$$, Kiesza has released “Bad Thing,” which, true to its title, finds the Canadian singer showing her trouble-making side, leaving the world of mainstream-ready pop music and j ...
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A Rational Conversation: Is PC Music Pop Or Is It 'Pop?'

Sep 23 2014 8:46am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

"A Rational Conversation" is a column by writer Eric Ducker in which he gets on instant messenger or the phone with a special guest to examine a music-related subject that's entered the pop culture consciousness. PC Music out of London has become one of the most divisive new labels in dance music. Though a thoroughly underground label — one that doesn't even really charge for its releases, it just throws them up for free download on it ...
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Miley Cyrus Has Been Uploading Her Photoshopped Baby Picture On Instagram Like Crazy - And The Result Is Complete HIGHlarity!

Sep 22 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

We have no idea what's going on here... But these images kept us entertained all weekend! Miley Cyrus is back to posting oddities on Instagram --- but this time, it's all about THIS baby picture:  She posted the silly stare on Friday, followed by more than 10 over sexualized photoshopped images of her body and baby Miley's unique gaze! We believe most shots were fan submitted, sin ...
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Kiesza Slays Performing No Enemiesz LIVE At The Roxy! Check Out Her Madonna-Like Moves!

Sep 19 2014 5:44pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

It's the updated Vogue, y'all!! Our fave gal Kiesza sang her heart out at The Roxy in El Lay recently, and boy did she put on an AH-Mazing show! The talented songstress showed us her excellent dance moves and vocals in a performance of No Enemiesz (below) --- and we can't get enough! Lucky for us, we heard this stellar jam at Perez Hilton's One Night In Los Angeles pre-VMA bash back in late August... But we love to relive this diva's ...
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Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury's Long-Lost Duet

Sep 19 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

"There Must Be More to Life Than This" is one of three unreleased tracks on upcoming compilation 'Queen Forever'Thirty-three years after they first began work on the track, Queen will finally release "There Must Be More to Life Than This" - featuring vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson - on their upcoming compilation album Queen Forever, which hits shelves on November 10th. The song was written during the Hot Space s ...
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Madonna, The Beastie Boys + The Clash Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Sep 19 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Photo by John CheuseMadonna's first-ever performance at legendary downtown club Danceteria. Teenage Beastie Boys loitering around. The Clash playing a show in Times Square. All of these incredible moments were captured on film by star photographer Josh Cheuse, who began shooting bands as a teenager growing up in '80s-era New York City. Starting Thursday, September 18, Cheuse's photos will be on view in Grooving Years a new show at NYC's Morrison Hotel Gallery (116 ...
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First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'

Sep 14 2014 11:03pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Leonard Cohen is not a man for manifestos. Peripatetic bohemian, Montreal native, Zen meditator, diaspora Jew: Rock's almost-octogenarian philosopher emeritus inhabits identities that are multiple, contested, and resistant to orthodoxy. He is, however, willing to lay some things on the line. "I'm slowing down the tune, I never liked it fast," he intones over a burlesque blues line in the first track on his 13th studio album, Popular Problems. "You want to ...
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