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Madonna reveals she was offered record deals in exchange for sex’

Madonna reveals she ‘lost count of the number of men who offered her record deals in exchange for sex’ in the early years of her career

Madonna has revealed she lost count of the number of men who offered to advance her career in exchange for sex in her younger years.

The Queen of Pop, 60, admitted she ‘can’t tell you how many’ sexual advances she received when pursing a record deal at the beginning of her career.

Speaking to the Guardian, the mother-of-six said: ‘I can’t tell you how many men said: “OK, well, if you give me a blow job”, or: “OK, if you sleep with me.” Sex is the trade, you know?’

Confession: Madonna, 60, has revealed she lost count of the number of men who offered to advance her career in exchange for sex

The Material Girl songstress went on to confess she wishes women in the music industry were more ‘outspoken about all things in life’.

She said: ‘I feel like maybe there isn’t a movement so much because we’re already used to expressing ourselves in a way, or fighting for things, although I do wish there were more women in the music business that were more political and more outspoken about all things in life, not just … the inequality of the sexes.’

Earlier this month, Madonna admitted Harvey Weinstein ‘crossed lines and boundaries’ when working with her on the 1991 documentary Truth or Dare.

Advances: The Queen of Pop admitted she 'can't tell you how many' advances she received when she was pursing a record deal at the beginning of her career (Pictured in 1984)

Advances: The Queen of Pop admitted she ‘can’t tell you how many’ advances she received when she was pursing a record deal at the beginning of her career (Pictured in 1984)

‘Harvey crossed lines and boundaries and was incredibly sexually flirtatious and forward with me when we were working together; he was married at the time, and I certainly wasn’t interested’, she told New York Times Magazine.

‘I was aware that he did the same with a lot of other women that I knew in the business. And we were all, “Harvey gets to do that because he’s got so much power and he’s so successful and his movies do so well and everybody wants to work with him, so you have to put up with it.”‘

But the pop icon made clear she didn’t delight in his downfall when the #MeToo movement began.

‘I was really like, “Finally.” I wasn’t cheering from the rafters because I’m never going to cheer for someone’s demise… But it was good that somebody who had been abusing his power for so many years was called out and held accountable.’ 

She said: 'I can't tell you how many men said: "OK, well, if you give me a blow job", or: "OK, if you sleep with me." Sex is the trade, you know?' (Pictured in 1984)

She said: ‘I can’t tell you how many men said: “OK, well, if you give me a blow job”, or: “OK, if you sleep with me.” Sex is the trade, you know?’ (Pictured in 1984)

Boundaries: Earlier this month, Madonna admitted Harvey Weinstein 'crossed lines and boundaries' when working with her on her 1991 documentary Truth or Dare

Boundaries: Earlier this month, Madonna admitted Harvey Weinstein ‘crossed lines and boundaries’ when working with her on her 1991 documentary Truth or Dare 

The Vogue hitmaker also said she believes musicians are able to speak for themselves in a way actors cannot, because they don’t face the same pressure from producers.

She told the Guardian: ‘A musical artist is allowed to speak in a more personal way and be themselves and talk about issues in a way that say, an actor is not; they don’t have a voice, the voice and the opinions belong to the director or the studios.’

The interview came ahead of the release of Madonna’s fourteenth studio album Madame X, which was unveiled on Friday.  

She said: 'Harvey crossed lines and boundaries and was incredibly sexually flirtatious and forward with me when we were working together'

She said: ‘Harvey crossed lines and boundaries and was incredibly sexually flirtatious and forward with me when we were working together’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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