Oh, to be 56 years old and still looking hot all dressed up in dominatrix!
Madonna was chosen to be the cover girl for Cosmopolitan’s 50th anniversary issue. It’s probably because she did such a good job at covering their 25th anniversary issue back in 1990 (pictured below). Most people would never have the opportunity to do that. Why? Because it’s hard to stay relevant in Hollywood for all those years.
In the issue Madonna opens up about women’s rights, her career, Kanye West and the worst kind of haters….internet haters.
On longevity in her career: “Popularity comes and goes. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re here.”
On sexuality and ageism: “Don’t be fooled, not much has changed – certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people. Since I started, I’ve had people giving me a hard time because they didn’t think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.”
On internet haters: “You can hide behind your computer or your phone and say whatever you want – you’re not known. Could you say it to my face? Would you say it to my face? I doubt it.”
On collaborating with Kanye West on her album Rebel Heart: “It’s a little bit of a bullfight, but we take turns. He knows that he’s walking into a room with a person with a strong point of view, and I do too. I listen to what he has to say, take it in, and he listens to what I say and takes it in. We didn’t agree on everything, but he has good ideas.”