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Lady Gaga ends feud as Madonna gives emotional Woman of the Year acceptance speech

December 13, 2016
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Madonna gave an emotional speech as she was named Woman of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards.

The queen of pop rallied against sexism in the music industry in the three minute long speech as she described being attacked and raped as a young woman in New York.

The special moment saw Lady Gaga end her feud with the star, labelling her “inspiring” for the powerful speech on what it’s like to be a woman in showbiz.

Gaga Tweeted: “@Madonna your speech at the Billboard Music Awards was inspiring. You’re so brave & strong. Thanks for being that for us girls we need that.”

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She said: “Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant misogyny, sexism, constant bullying and relentless abuse.

“When I first moved to New York, I was a teenager, it was 1979, and New York was a very scary place.

“In the first year, I was held up at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop with a knife digging into my throat, and I had my apartment broken into and robbed so many times I just stopped bolting the door.”

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