The Attack of Madonnarama!!!
Here are some great snippets of Madonna‘s feature in the May 2008 issue Vanity Fair:
On adopting her son David from Malawai: People always ask me why I chose Malawi. And I tell them, I didn’t. It chose me. I got a phone call from a woman named Victoria Keelan. She was born and raised in Malawi. She told me that there were over one million children orphaned by aids. She said there weren’t enough orphanages. And that the children were everywhere. Living on the streets. Sleeping under bridges. Hiding in abandoned buildings. Being abducted, kidnapped, raped. She said it was a state of emergency. She sounded exhausted and on the verge of tears. I asked her how I could help. She said, You’re a person with resources. People pay attention to what you say and do. I felt embarrassed. I told her I didn’t know where Malawi was. She told me to look it up on a map, and then she hung up on me. I decided to investigate, and I ended up finding out much more than I bargained for, about Malawi, about myself, about humanity.”
On the birth of her daughter Lourdes putting her on the road that ended in Malawi: “If you have children, you know you’re responsible for somebody,” she explained. “You realize you are being imitated; your belief systems and priorities have a direct influence on these children, who are like flowers in a garden. So you start to second-guess everything you value, and the suffering of other children becomes much more intolerable.”
On her favorite children’s books: “Winnie the Pooh, Pippi Longstocking, Horrid Henry.”
To read the full cover story on Madonna, visit VanityFair.com.
Madge’s new album, Hard Candy, will be released on April 29!!