Madonna Delivers A Brutally Honest Speech at Billboard Woman of the Year
As the New York Times reports, Madonna is the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time. Her recent tour ranked in $170 million, therefore it was no surprise. Madonna's acceptance speech was brutally honest and this was no surprise since she has been honest throughout her entire career.
In the speech, she openly took on sexism, ageism and misogyny in the music industry. "You will be criticised, you will be vilified, and you will definitely not be played on the radio," the 58-year-old said to the younger women in the audience of how their careers will change as they age.
"People say that I'm so controversial," she said. "But I think the most controversial thing that I've done is to stick around."