Queen of Pop Madonna has revealed that she was raped at knifepoint in New York while she was still struggling to make it big as a singer.
The 55-year-old singer opened up about the horrific incident in a guest column of the November issue of Harpers Bazaar.
New York wasnt 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, Madonna said.
And had my apartment broken into three times. I dont know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time, she revealed.
The singer gave up her dance scholarship at University of Michigan to move to NY and in her column Truth or Dare,Madonna talks about how she survived the initial years and overcame moments when she was very near quitting.