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.
Why do I have a feeling this is not going to get the heat that Rihanna's latest video is getting? In "Space Bound" Eminem kills his girlfriend and then takes a gun and shoots himself. The scene is quite bloody, yet no outcry like there was for Rihanna for killing someone who raped her. Interesting.
As Rihanna's actions were warranted, Eminem found his girl texting or talking with another guy as he chokes her to death. Warranted?
You all know I am an Eminem fan. Yet, Rihanna's video is more controversial than Eminem's. Why? Rape is serious. Does it really come down to this?;
Rihanna = angry black female = controversy?
Eminem = angry white male = pass?
Hmm. Enjoy the video and let me know what you think.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: It's Not Kim Part 2
The new Rihanna video, which world premiered on BET, shows Rihanna shooting and killing someone within the first 30 seconds. Why? Rihanna was raped.
Her comments on Twitter saying " This song has a very strong underlying 4 girls like me" is not helping the matter as Rihanna and BET are taking a hit over the video.
The PTC (Parents Television Council), Industry Ears, and Enough Is Enough are condeming the video and are demanding Viacom (BET's parent company) and BET to pull it off the air.
Paul Porter, co-founder of Industry Ears and a former music programmer for BET, described "Man Down" as "an inexcusable, shock-only, shoot-and-kill theme song. In my 30 years of viewing BET, I have never witnessed such a cold, calculated execution of murder in primetime. Viacom’s standards and practices department has reached another new low.” The statement continued: “If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass and BET should know better. The video is far from broadcast-worthy.”
What do you think? Should the video be pulled?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Being A Criminal Is Cool?
Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor has been arrested for rape in New York City. He has not been formally charged yet.
Police were investigating a reported rape at a hotel in Montebello, N.Y and arrested Taylor on suspicion of rape.
There will be a press conference later today regarding the rape charge. No word yet if Taylor has a lawyer for the proceedings....
We will keep you updated as news develops....-Dr.FB
Straight up, how do you guys feel about several Hollywood stars and directors coming to the defense of Roman Polanski and his rape charge and sexual misconduct charge of a 13 year old girl stemming from 32 years ago?
Does it bother you they are saying it wasn't really rape? Do you agree with them? Let me know.-Dr.FB
Roman Polanski was finally arrested for a sex charge that stemmed from 1977, 32 years ago.
The filmmaker had a sexual relationship with a 13 year old back in 1977. He was charged with rape and in 1978, he fled and has been living in Paris ever since. He attended the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland this weekend and U.S. officials made their move and help from Swiss officials. It is being reported that Roman was stunned when he got arrested thinking he would be protected under french law but was arrested before getting a lifetime achievement award at the festival.
U.S. officials want him to return to California to face charges but Polanski is doing everything he can to fight the arrest and charges. If he does not agree to go to Los Angeles, the U.S. Justice department has 60 days to take him there and file a written request. Officials from his homeland of Poland and France where he lives are protesting him being held.
Polanski, is 76 years old and has had strange things follow him for his entire career. His wife at the time, Sharon Tate, was murdered at the Manson family house, and then arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel after a 13 year old girl said he raped her at Jack Nicholson's Mulholland Drive house.
The girl, Samantha Geimer, reached an agreement with the director and forgave him publicily. It has not been good enough for the D.A.'s office however, and has been pursuing him ever since.
What do you think of this case and his arrest? For me, I am going to do what he didn't when it came to that girl and not touch it.-Dr.FB