Madonna has said she is now fighting ageism in the music industry and is “being punished” for hitting 60.
The pop star said the new hurdle comes after decades of taking on a number of battles in order to succeed.
She told the June issue of British Vogue magazine: “People have always been trying to silence me for one reason or another, whether it’s that I’m not pretty enough, I don’t sing well enough, I’m not talented enough, I’m not married enough, and now it’s that I’m not young enough.
“So, they just keep trying to find a hook to hang their beef about me being alive on.
“Now I’m fighting ageism, now I’m being punished for turning 60.”
The music star, who will release her 14th album, Madame X, next month, also felt unsupported by other women.
She said: “There are no living role models for me. Because nobody does what I do. And that’s kind of scary.”
Madonna added: “Being a single parent of six children, I continue to be creative and be politically active, to have a voice. So, I mean, there isn’t anybody in my position.”
The Like A Prayer singer has two biological children – daughter Lourdes and son Rocco, and four adopted children from Malawi – David, Mercy and twins Estere and Stella.
See the full feature in the June issue of British Vogue, available on digital download and on newsstands Friday 10th May. https://www.vogue.co.uk/