Madonna is a sexy dominatrix for the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s 50th anniversary issue, on newsstands April 14.
Here is what the 56-year-old entertainer, who also covered the mag’s 25th anniversary issue in May 1990, had to share:
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.”
For more from Madonna, visit Cosmopolitan.com!