Madonna has been named Billboard‘s 2016 Woman of the Year. Because this is 2016, however, in her interview she talked a lot about the recent election, and she got candid about her feelings on it.
“It felt like someone died,” she told the magazine about the outcome. “It felt like a combination of the heartbreak and betrayal you feel when someone you love more than anything leaves you, and also a death. I feel that way every morning; I wake up and say, ‘Oh, wait, Donald Trump is still the president,’ and it wasn’t a bad dream that I had. It feels like women betrayed us. The percentage of women who voted for Trump was insanely high.”
When pressed on why she thinks so many women voted for Trump, she said, “Women hate women. That’s what I think it is. Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children.”
She put her feelings on the whole thing pretty simply: “I was devastated, surprised, in shock. I haven’t really had a good night’s sleep since he has been elected. We’re f—ed.”
Check out the full interview in Billboard.
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