Madame X: The Dan Wootton Interview
With Madame X in full promo mode on, the reviews of the new album are making way to more intriguing interview stories.
Here’s The Sun‘s Dan Wootton, talking to Madonna in her London house, focusing on her hit out at toxic social media culture.
Speaking on a special 30 minute episode of The Dan Wootton Interview, the only podcast interview promo for the new album, available to download and subscribe for free to via iTunes and all other podcast providers, Madonna says:
You get caught up in comparing yourself to others. I think Instagram is made to make you feel bad. People are really a slave to winning people’s approvals.
I was lucky enough to have a life as an artist before the phone and Instagram and social media because I did have that time to develop as an artist and a human without feeling the pressure of judgment of other people or comparing myself to other people.
Madonna, who has remained at the forefront of LGBT rights and Aids awareness for her entire career, is excited by the moves in recent years towards sexual fluidity. Dan asks if it’s changed the way she defines her sexuality.
No, I’ve just continued to feel the same way that I have always about my sexual identity and who I am sexually. I don’t like labels anyway so I don’t want to be put in a box or categorised or called something.
But I’m thrilled that people feel the freedom that they now feel to say what they like, who they love, what they want to be. That’s why like the song Dark Ballet, I could dress like a boy, I could dress like girl, you know, I can be who I want to be. And it’s not so crazy any more