Madonna explains use of guns on MDNA tour in poem
Madonna has given an explanation as to why she used replica guns on her recent MDNA world tour.
Her use of gun props meanwhile was condemned, with police even issuing a warning against the Queen of Pop.
In a letter given to Billboard in the style of a freestyle poem, Madonna said that the guns were a metaphor and said that they were used in opposition to narrow-mindedness. The full letter reads:
But above all its a journey.
It's true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns - but they are used as metaphors.
Ultimately as we follow through the journey of my story, the audience can see quite clearly what I see - That the enemy is within and the only way to survive Disappointment Disapproval Judgment Heartbreak Jealousy Envy And Hatred Is with Love - not with revenge - not with guns and not with violence.
In spite of all the chaos and darkness and intolerance we seem to be encountering more and more in the world, We cannot allow our anger or bitterness to swallow us up.
And we can't do it by being victims or placing the blame or pointing the finger at others,
When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point, sometimes I play both.
I know people can relate to it.
It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end. I am sure if it is viewed this way, the viewer will walk away feeling inspired, invigorated and will want to make the world a better place.
And this of course was always my intention."
Watch Madonna on her MDNA tour below:
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