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Madonna opens up about being raped at knifepoint during early New York days

Before she was the Material Girl or Her Madgesty, the best-selling female artist of all time was just Madonna Louise Ciccone, a dancer from Bay City, Michigan who dreamed of making it big in New York City.

Madonna’s early days in the Big Apple weren’t easy. As she writes in a cover story for the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the city “did not welcome me with open arms.” In fact, the years between her 1978 flight from Michigan and her first record deal in 1982 were downright brutal: “The first year, I was held up at gunpoint,” the singer recalls. “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.”


Miley Cyrus to 'Harper's Bazaar': 'I'm an adult and I'm acting like a kid'

On the high heels of an alleged Vogue ouster, Miley Cyrus is the October cover girl of Harper’s Bazaar. Though it’s similar to most high fashion shoots, the cover is a bit unsettling. Here, we see Cyrus in rare buttoned-up form, looking refined in an icy blond Sharon Stone vein, nary a dangling tongue nor spiked hair tip in sight. Is it just me, or is it frightening seeing Cyrus with her mouth almost-closed?

But then she opens up in Editor at Large Derek Blasberg’s profile, quickly going back to shock-jock form. What’s surprising about her interview is that she says nothing unsurprising. She gives Blasberg line after quotable line, asserting that she is, in fact, an adult and the architect of her whole cropped-cut-perma-twerking persona. It’s almost as if she’s verbally (and, unfortunately, visually) dictating the Miley Manifesto — the world is her foam finger, and we’re just watching at home via GIF.

Here are seven of her craziest quotes from the interview:

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