Madonna almost falls after winning Billboard Woman Of The Year award
Nope she wasn’t dancing and she wasn’t doing a motif for StumbleUpon … the ground, highest-grossing female touring artist of all time Madonna almost had a doozy after Billboard’s Women In Music 2016 event last Friday.
Obviously still a bit shaken up about her Billboard Woman Of The Year award, she had a bit of trouble walking in her high-heal shoes just after the event. Luckily Madonna caught her balance and didn’t go tumbling over like it appeared she might. “I stand before you as a doormat. Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer.
Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse.”, Madonna said during her acceptance speech at the event. Madonna also went on to say that “In life there is no real safety except for self-belief.”, and briefly talk about life in New York very early on in her carrier in 1979 – “People were dying of AIDS everywhere”, Madonna glimpsed back on and recalled during her acceptance speech, “It wasn’t safe to be gay, it wasn’t cool to be associated with the gay community …
… It was 1979 and New York was a very scary place. In the first year I was held at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop with a knife digging into my throat and I had my apartment broken into and robbed so many times I stopped locking the door. In the years that followed, I lost almost every friend I had to AIDS or drugs or gunshots.”