The artist blames social media for creating overnight stars
Madonna says aspiring singers can become famous much quicker now thanks to social media and the Internet.
The 58-year-old star feels that pop stars, more specifically, can reach superstar status overnight and many are overly focused on fame as a result.
She told Love magazine: “I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn’t the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media.”
The Living for Love hitmaker also believes that artists aren’t putting enough effort into crafting their talent.
“Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it’s easy to become famous. What isn’t easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.”
Madonna considers herself much more than just a “pop act” because she tries to make her work revolutionary.
She continued: “I don’t consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artist. And it’s an artist’s responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It’s our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.”
The iconic singer – who has four children ranging from 10 to 19 years of age – is not necessarily against social media. She is quite fond of sources like Instagram as it enables her to be provocative yet mysterious, as well as voice her opinions openly.
“I like Instagram because it’s like keeping a diary and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for.
It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud. I get to use it as a platform to bring attention to people or issues that I think are important. It allows me to be the curator of my life,” she shared.