A never before seen Madonna letter is going up for auction, and it’s sure to cause outrage… if not a riot.
The “Like a Virgin” pop singer allegedly wrote the letter to actor John Enos around 1993. She talks about how she’s been in a “foul mood lately” and is “so uncomfortable in my own skin right now.” The pop singer rants about how she feels the world is against her. “I have made so many people angry that I’m being punished and basically made to be quiet and sit in a corner, whole other less interesting and exciting people are reaping the benefits of the roads I’ve paved.”
The real kicker of the letter comes when Madge has the audacity to use the words “horribly mediocre” when referring to Whitney Houston. “It’s so unequivocally frustrating to read that Whitney Houston has the music career I wish I had and Sharon Stone has the film career I’ll never have. Not because I want to be these women — because I’d rather die, but they’re so horribly mediocre and they’re always being held up as paragons of virtue [or] some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me.”
By 1993, Madonna had released mega albums such as Like A Virgin and Like A Prayer. However, this was the year of the Erotica album and the Sex book. She was vilified in the media and many critics considered her a failure. Both projects were labeled a failure for not selling near as much as her previous work. She always had a series of movies that bombed (1986’s Shanghai Surprise, 1987’s Who’s That Girl and 1993’s Body of Evidence). Madge was clearly feeling insecure.
You can read Madonna disrespect one of the greatest singers of all time here. She has yet to respond to the letter, which was released by her former art curator Darlene Lutz. If she speaks up, she’ll have a ton of explaining to do.