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Madonna Photo: Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar UK In a revealing new interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, Madonna opens up about her first year in New York and about being raped on a rooftop at knife point. Talking about her first year in New York, the pop singer says: "New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don't know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time. The tall buildings and the massive scale of New York took my breath away. The sizzling-hot sidewalks and the noise of the traffic and the electricity of the people rushing by me on the streets was a shock to my neurotransmitters. I felt like I had plugged into another universe. I felt like a warrior plunging my way through the crowds to survive. Blood pumping through my veins, I was poised for survival. I felt alive. Madonna Photo: Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar UK For 2 more photos of Madonna and more of the interview, click here!