Since it hasn’t been officially 24 hours since the Golden Globes ended, we might as well milk it for the next couple hours until it’s time to shift gears and start focusing on the Academy Awards. So before we say adieu on the whole topic, let’s turn our attention to Madonna.
Since the day she brazenly told Dick Clark on American Bandstand that her dream was “To rule the world,” Madonna has practically done that. And as time has gone on and she’s made such other comments like “I want to be like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon… but I want to stay alive,” there’s never been a question as to whether or not she’s completely full of herself–she is. It’s also her narcissism, although once endearing when she was in her early 20’s, that has gotten her into feuds with other celebrities.
She’s knocked Lady Gaga over her song “Born This Way,” by pretty much accusing her of swiping her 1989 song “Express Yourself” when she told 20/20 ABC news anchor: “I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song. I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was… interesting.” And now she’s at odds again with Sir Elton John–how many more times are these two going to go at it?
Whether or not you love Madonna for her outspoken ways or you think she’s a has-been, you still have to wonder what the hell is her problem. Although I’m not familiar with Kabbalah, I’d like to think it must have some rules, or at least suggestions, on how to stay grounded, humble and grateful. But I could be wrong. It is a big religion with celebrities, so maybe there is no such suggestion in there at all. Perhaps Madonna is right on the mark.