Madonna on Madame X and Her WorldPride Performance
Rose Dommu at Out.com talked to the Queen of Pop on the phone last Friday to talk about her new album and her performance at NYC Pride this next Sunday.
Dommu starts their conversation by congratulating Madonna on the success of Madame X, which she calls an experimental collection of overtly political pop songs, slow burning dance tracks, and stripped back bangers that sounds like the spiritual successor of Ray of Light and American Life – if Confessions on a Dance Floor was the godmother. Madonna aknowledges:
Madame X is an evolution of everything I’ve done as an artist. It’s still exciting to have an album be so well received.
With this year’s Pride festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, there was really no choice but Madonna for the closing performance at Pride Island. The landmark anniversary has the Material Girl reflecting on the history of the movement and speculating on its future. She explains:
It means everything to me to be at World Pride. I’m proud of having been even a small part of fighting for LGBTQ+ equality.
But Madonna also adds:
Even though we have a lot to celebrate, we still have work to do.
She also explains why pop music is the perfect vehicle for activism:
Because it’s popular. Because people are listening, you’re able to get messages across you might not be able to otherwise. I have always been an agent of change.
Before they hang up, Dommu aska Madonna the burning question on everyone’s minds: Is Madame X a top or a bottom?
“She’s both,” she laughs. “I don’t like choosing sides.”
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