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Madonna on longevity: 'I'll stop when I run out of ideas'

Madonna says she is "tired" of being asked about her career longevity and said she will only stop making music when she "runs out of ideas".

The singer's age, 58, is often used against her when her critics question how long the music icon has left in her career. When asked by Harper's Bazaar about what outside of art keeps her motivated, Madonna said inspiring the public is a primary goal.

She said: "Wanting to inspire people. Wanting to touch people's hearts to get them to look at life in a different way. To be a part of evolution, because, for me, it's either you're part of creation or you're part of destruction. It's inexplicable; it's like breathing, and I can't imagine not doing it.

"That is one of the arguments I would get into with my ex-husband, who used to say to me, 'But why do you have to do this again? Why do you have to make another record? Why do you have to go on tour? Why do you have to make a movie?' And I'm like, "Why do I have to explain myself?" I feel like that's a very sexist thing to say."

The interviewer then suggested nobody asks men that question, with Madonna continuing: "Does somebody ask Steven Spielberg why he's still making movies? Hasn't he had enough success? Hasn't he made enough money? Hasn't he made a name for himself? Did somebody go to Pablo Picasso and say, 'Okay, you're 80 years old. Haven't you painted enough paintings?' No.

"I'm so tired of that question. I just don't understand it. I'll stop doing everything that I do when I don't want to do it anymore. I'll stop when I run out of ideas. I'll stop when you f*cking kill me. How about that?"

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