People hear the soul, black influence in my voice. I grew up listening to CKLW and all the black stations like WLBS.
I was named after my mother. And I guess when I started making records, Madonna Ciccone seemed too long and complicated, and I just got stuck with Madonna.
我以妈妈的名字命名. 而且我猜想当我开始制作唱片时，麦当娜·西科尼（Madonna Ciccone）似乎太长且太复杂了，而我只是迷上了麦当娜（Madonna）.
I'm guilty of eating Magnum bars before I go to sleep at night.
Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment.
天主教不是舒缓的宗教. 这是一个痛苦的宗教. 我们都是要的人.
I think of myself as a performance artist. I hate being called a pop star. I hate that.
我认为自己是一名表演艺术家. 我讨厌被称为流行歌星. 我讨厌那个.
If I was a girl again, I would like to be like my fans, I would like to be like Madonna.
Being famous has changed a lot, because now there's so many outlets, between magazines, TV shows, and the Internet, for people to stalk and follow you. We created the monster.
Everybody in our family studied a musical instrument. My father was really big on that. Somehow I only took a year or two of piano lessons and I convinced my father to let me take dancing lessons.
我们家每个人都学习一种乐器. 我父亲真的很厉害. 不知何故，我只上了一两年的钢琴课，我说服父亲让我上舞蹈课.