Madonna has said US President George Bush and ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein are alike because "they are both behaving in an irresponsible manner"....That Madonna -- always reinventing herself. Give her 10 years and she'll be a Republican.
During the US interview Madonna tried to draw a line under her wild days, vowing to be "part of the order, not the chaos, of the world".
She said: "The stance of a rebel is 'I don't care what you think'. But if it's just for the sake of upsetting the apple cart, you're not really helping people.
"You turn the apple cart over and then what? Then everyone's looking at an apple cart that's turned over and they're like, well, now what do I do?"
The 45-year-old mother-of-two said her days of shedding her clothes on stage or in front of the camera are also over.
Madonna wants to shed her old image
"I thought I was liberating mankind but, like I said, I wasn't really offering an alternative.
"To a certain extent I was saying 'Look, you know, why do men only get the job of objectifying women in a sexual way? I want to do it too.'
"There was an element of that, but there was also an element of being an exhibitionist and saying 'look at me'. It wasn't that altruistic. I can admit that."
Friday, June 18, 2004
More ethereal transmissions from Madonna (courtesy BBC News World Edition):