Wow… Madonna really opened up in that Harper’s Bazaar article. We posted pics of her on the cover of the magazine and we finally got to read the entire article. Madonna says that when she first went to NYC as an aspiring artist she was raped at the age of 19.

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Madonna recounts that she was forced on to the roof of a building at knifepoint and attacked. The first-person account, which accompanied a fashion shoot, spans Madonna’s life from growing up in the US midwest and moving away from home, to her marriages and children.

“New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. 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. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time.”

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Madonna and Lourdes out in Rome

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