Oct 07, 2013 10:45 AM EDT
Madonna On Harper's Bazaar: Love It? Hate It? Vote!
Madonna covers the November issue of Harper's Bazaar, looking like a modern day worrier woman covered in gold metal and wearing a black bustier.
Inside the issue Madonna recounts being raped at knife-point when she was 20 years old in New York City and her teenage years.
The first year, I was held up at gunpoint," the artist writes. "Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times."
She also opened up on her turbulent teenage years: "Most people thought I was strange. I didn't have many friends; I might not have had any friends. But it all turned out good in the end, because when you aren't popular and you don't have a social life, it gives you more time to focus on your future. And for me, that was going to New York to become a REAL artist. To be able to express myself in a city of nonconformists. To revel and shimmy and shake in a world and be surrounded by daring people."
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