Madonna: It’s easy to become famous
Madonna thinks it’s "easy to become famous".
The ‘Hung Up’ hitmaker feels that social media has allowed artists to become overnight superstars and as a result musicians are too "focused on fame" and therefore spend less time honing their craft as artists.
She said: "I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn’t the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it’s easy to become famous. What isn’t easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame."
The 58-year-old singer said she considers herself more of an "artist than a "pop act" because she’s dedicated to making sure her work is "revolutionary" for her fans.
She told Love magazine:" I don’t consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artist.
"And it’s an artist’s responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It’s our responsibility, our duty and our privilege."
Meanwhile, Madonna – who has daughters Lourdes, 19, and Mercy, 10, and sons Rocco, 16, and David, also 10 – is not completely against social media as she is fond of photo-sharing app Instagram because it has allowed her to be "mysterious" and "provocative", as well as voice her opinion on issues that anger her.
She said: "I like Instagram because it’s like keeping a diary and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for.
"It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud. I get to use it as a platform to bring attention to people or issues that I think are important. It allows me to be the curator of my life."