Madonna says she is being “punished for turning 60” – and that it is part of a pattern of vilification she has faced throughout her career, sky news has reported.
The singer, who releases her 14th album – Madame X – next month, said: “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.”
Now, she adds, it is “that I’m not young enough”.
“I’m fighting ageism – now I’m being punished for turning 60,” she told British Vogue magazine.
Madonna has enjoyed incredible career longevity – it is 35 years since Like A Virgin topped US charts and reached number three in the UK
Despite this, she says it can be lonely because there are “no living role models for me.”