Over the course of three decades, Madonna has become synonymous with
provocation, panache and pop prestige. No less central to the diva's record-
smashing career, of course, has been her ardent gay audience.
The community has, once again, played a prominent role in the lead-up to the
March 10 release of “Rebel Heart,” the Queen of Pop’s 13th album and most
musically diverse offering in a decade. To promote the album, Madonna teamed
up with the gay social app Grindr, giving five lucky users the chance to chat
with her one-on-one. She also tips her hat to those fans on the album’s most
self-referential tune, “Veni Vidi Vici,” with the line, “And when I struck a
pose, all the gay boys lost their mind.”
On the eve of the “Rebel Heart” release, HuffPost Gay Voices and five other
LGBT media outlets caught up with Madonna at the offices of Interscope Records
in New York. In typical Madonna fashion, the superstar held court in an
intimate, all-white music room that was perfumed with eucalyptus oil.
She looked fit and glamorous in a flowing black and gold dress, and was as
succinct and confrontational as one would ...