Madonna has broken her silence…on Whitney Houston. Ok, so it wasn’t like Madonna refused to talk about Whitney Houston, but she’s talking about it now, because Madonna is a big time icon and so is Whitney Houston, so listen up while the adults talk about something important!
Madonna and Whitney Houston both kind of came up during the 80’s, I guess you could say they were once colleagues. In an interview with UK paper, The Sun, Madonna comments on Whitney and Amy Winehouse’s passing for the first time.
“I, probably like everybody else, was hit by this shocking sense of disbelief – especially with Whitney Houston,” says Madonna, “It had not been a secret, the struggles Amy had been through, both brilliant, brilliant artists and obviously both huge losses.”
Madonna remembers being a new pop singer about the same time that Whitney Houston was coming up in the music scene.
“One thing I was struck by with Whitney Houston is, I remember she sort of came out as a singer around the same time I did. I remember looking at her singing and hearing people talk about her, and just thinking, ‘Oh my God. She’s such a beautiful woman and my God, what an incredible voice. I wish I could sing like that.’ I just remember being extremely envious of her and also touched by her innocence,” says Madonna.
Madonna was envious of another person? This is a BIG deal. Congratulations are in order to Whitney Houston who may be the only artist that Madonna truly looked up to.
Though Madonna fears that losses like Whitney and Amy are too common in the music industry.
“We’ve lost so many great artists that way when you think about it. So history just kind of repeats itself over and over,” says Madge, “Then you reflect and you think, ‘How did it happen? How did the people around them allow it to happen?”