So, I'm sure we all know who Madonna is, but I'm going to give a little bit of background on her here. She was born Madonna Louise Ciccone in 1958. She began as a solo pop singer in 1981. By the 90s, she had over 21 Top 10 hits in the U.S. She grew up in a very religious household. She describes her mother as a "religious zealot." She also said there were lots of priests and nuns visiting the house in her childhood. Unfortunately, she lost her mother to breast cancer at the age of 5.
In 1976 she won a full scholarship to the dance program at the University of Michigan. The next year she won a 6-week scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. At her instructor's suggestion, she dropped out of school that year and moved to New York City to pursue her dance career. She held many odd jobs to survive including working as a nude art model. The aspiring performer served tea at the Russian Tea room, and she performed at the New York Dance Center. In 1979, she went with a boyfriend to France and worked as a showgirl there for a little while. She fell in love with the combination of dancing and singing.
In 1981, Madonna hired manager Camille Barbone of Gotham Records to start her singing career. Her friend Stephen Bray wrote her first hit, "Everybody." She recorded it with New York music producer Mark Karmins. The song rose to the top of the dance music charts in 1982. And her career took off from there. But now it seems to be going downhill.
If you keep up with the news, you know Madonna has been acting out of character during her concerts. Some say she is just trying too hard to stay young, while others have compassion for her regarding her struggle with her son and ex husband Guy Ritchie. The whole thing is just a mess and she's certainly portraying it in public. Regardless, anyone in their right mindset knows it's time for Madonna to go and retire. It's over. Check out the following to see why Madonna just needs to let it go and close this chapter of her life.
9 Assaulting A Teenager On Stage
One of her recent concerts in Australia proved to be eventful. She brought up a fan on the stage who turned out to be an Australian model. Madonna pulled down the girl's top on stage and exposed her breast. By the way, the poor girl is only seventeen. Madonna said "this is the kind of girl that you just want to slap on the ass and pull..." before yanking down her top. Luckily the young lady was cool about it and didn't get mad. The model, Josephine Georgiou, was told that Madonna would just spank her a bit and walk down the stage with her. She didn't expect to have a forced wardrobe malfunction. Click here to see more on this event.
9. Kabbalah Water
She has gotten into the scam of Kabbalah water. Supposedly, it is water that is somehow blessed by Jewish people. They subscribe to the idea that this special water can cure disease. They pray and meditate over it extensively and then try to sell at very high prices to the desperate sick people. Madonna paid over $10,000 to put the water in her home heating and air systems in her mansion. The leader of this not really Jewish practice has said the Jews brought the Holocaust on themselves by not practicing the Kabbalah. Being associated with these people is probably not a good idea for Madonna...or anyone really.
8 Comparing Herself To Picasso
Yes, she really did compare herself to Picasso. Sounds very Kanye. Last summer she said that she wouldn't retire, just like Picasso never did. She compares herself to many artists like Picasso because they kept painting and painting until they died. But, she is still trying to relate to youth today. She had gotten Amy Schumer for her New York shows. We are hoping that Madonna ends up as a sketch for Inside Amy Schumer. She has said to Vanity Fair, “I don’t think there’s a time, a date, an expiration date for being creative.” When your act is clearly turning people off, it's time to call it quits unless you can come up with something else. In Madonna's case, the fact that she is no longer a young, free spirit girl breaks the singer's heart.
7 She Kissed Drake At Coachella
At the Coachella festival last year, Madonna planted a surprise smooch on rapper, Drake. Another act trying to portray herself as "young." From his reaction, you can tell it wasn't planned and definitely not enjoyable. He tried to play it off saying it was her lipstick that made him cringe. But, we all know the truth. He was cringing at the fifty-something singer that just made out with a guy young enough to probably be her son. The plan was for her to just dance around him while he sat in the chair. If you look at the pictures her lipstick is either beige or nude color if she is indeed wearing some. Sounds like he was just trying to not insult her.
6 Getting Drunk And/Or High At Concerts
The singer has naturally denied it, but concert go-ers have been saying that Madonna has been taking hits from a flask during her performances. She has also been caught ranting about her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie. They are currently fighting a custody battle over their 15-year-old son, Rocco. She put her son's picture up on the screen and was talking about the struggle. She also dressed up as a clown and rode a tricycle around the stage, and she stumbled a bit while doing so. The singer also had the nerve to call the people that have accused her of such behavior as sexist and misogynistic. They're accusing you of being high, so they're sexist? That logic doesn't work there, Madge.
5 Picking Up an English Accent for No Reason
I know this may be old news, but it's still stupid. Pretending to talk in a British accent while not acting as a British character is stupid. The accent is not that good and totally unnecessary. If people are born in England they develop those accents. Adults don't really change accent that much unless they are pretending. It seems like she was just trying to find a personality. Perhaps another act of her trying to be "young" and "free spirited." She also dabbled in the Kabbalah faith as mentioned above. She has been a Christian and a Hindu. She mentioned having been to therapy before. She needs to go back.
4 Late To Her Own Concerts
Even if you're Madonna, you still have to be professional at your job. The singer has been late to several of her concerts recently. She was two hours late to the one in Australia where she pulled down the girl's top. As if being late wasn't enough to tear her image down. She has shown up late to many other shows and appearances. Does she apologize? No! Does she give a sh*t? No! So Madonna-like. At one of her shows she was horribly rude to the people complaining about her lateness. She said, "All you bitches who keep complaining about it can shut the f*** up!" She blamed it on some kind of technical difficulties. But, really she's just being a drunk diva.
3 She Wants To Let Her Kids Be Home Alone
Madonna is currently suing her landlord in New York City because of a change in the rules. The landlord made a new rule saying that minor children could not stay at the apartment alone without a parent or partner or guardian. She has three minor age children: Rocco, Mercy, and David. She wants them to be allowed to stay in her apartment while she is out on the road. She also wants the landlord to allow her staff to come to the apartment as well. The pop star is trying to get an exception to the rule that her landlord placed on EVERYONE in the building voided. Hopefully, these staff members she wants to allow would be taking care of the children. She has enough money she can hire child care. The point is, leaving her kids alone is not safe.
2 Curb Hog
She believes she has the right to all of the curb near her apartment in New York. As you can tell in the picture, she has an entrance to her private driveway in front of the place. She put up her own fake "tenant parking only" signs in front of the parking area. She also even had the curb repainted. This is so ridiculously petty. She has her own driveway, she doesn't have the right to take over the curb. The Department of Transportation got onto her and told her to remove the fake sign and repaint the curb. This is a $40 million townhouse. She doesn't need to take over the entire street!
1 The Rumor Is Already Spreading
According to the Adobo Chronicles, she is set to retire in August of this year on her 57th birthday. She said she wants to "retire with grace," and she doesn't think she has the same staying power as Cher who is 68 years old. For once, she's on to something. She has already fallen from grace. She is assaulting teenagers and paying for "blessed" water. She has even appointed Kanye West as the new "black Madonna." It almost seems like an insult to Kanye. Also, the "black Madonna" thing may offend some people. She's just another has-been that needs to give it up. I'm sure she's not hurting for money.