Madonna on backlash over 'Sex' book 30 years ago: 'Now Cardi B can sing 'WAP'


Madonna's album was considered scandalous by many at the time of its release 30 years ago.

Madonna has commented on the backlash caused by her book 'Sex', which caused an uproar at the time for its sexual content, but paved the way for other artists to express their sexuality.

The 64-year-old singer, who released the book alongside her 'Erotica' album 30 years ago in October 1992, reflected on 'Sex''s impact on modern pop culture, as well as the fact that it was considered scandalous by many at the time of its publication.

Madonna wrote on her Instagram stories: "30 years ago I released a book called 'SEX.' In addition to my nude photos there were also photos of men kissing men, women kissing women and photos of me kissing everyone. I also wrote about my sexual fantasies and shared my view of sexuality in an ironic way."

“I spent the next few years interviewing narrow-minded people who tried to put me down for empowering myself as a woman. They called me a whore, a witch, a heretic and the devil,” she continued.

“Now Cardi B can sing about her 'WAP'. Kim Kardashian can grace the cover of any magazine with her bare behind and Miley Cyrus can come with "Wrecking Ball". Please, scrofes...", he emphasized.

Madonna then shared an excerpt from a 1992 interview with "60 Minutes Australia" where she defends her choice to include nude photos of herself in the book.

"What did you get out of it?" Madonna asked the host when he asked if there was a message in the book.

"I was scared," the presenter admitted. "Why;" the singer asked, to which he replied: "I've never seen anything like it before."

"Have you seen. "Haven't you ever read a magazine like Playboy or Penthouse or something?" Madonna countered.

The presenter replied: “Yes, but with you it was different. The picture of you above the mirror masturbating – I thought it was horrible. It just seemed horrible to me."

"I think people's reaction to certain moments in the book was much more a reflection of that person than mine," Madonna commented.

To mark the album's 30th anniversary, Rhino Records is releasing a limited edition of the canceled picture disc vinyl 12" of 'Erotica' featuring a photo from the book 'Sex' in which the singer sucks her toes.