Madonna Pop diva reveals she was raped at 19

In a radio interview with Howard Stern on March 11, the pop diva admitted, "It's too much humiliation."

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Madonna says she was raped in New York in 1977, "it was humiliating"

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Madonna has confirmed she was raped in New York City at the age of 19.

"I was going to a dance class and the door was locked, and I needed money for the pay phone," she explained. "(This guy) gave it to me. He was a very friendly guy. I trusted everybody.”

In a radio interview with Howard Stern on March 11, the pop diva admitted it was a horrible incident which she couldn't talk about for more the three decades.

"I feel like I plugged my finger into an electric socket," Madonna explained her experience in 1977.

She continued, "First I was in shock, as one would be coming from the Midwest to Manhattan. I didn't know a soul and I didn't know what my future was."

The '4 Minutes' hit-maker also recalled that her apartments were robbed multiple times and she was "attacked in the street by a bum", yet she never swayed from music.

She was persistent in making it big, despite the city that never sleeps was been cruel to her at times. She often thought of hanging up her desire for fame and seeking a life of normalcy, something she still craves at times today.

"Every three days a crave it, 'That's it. I'm moving to a cabin and I'm living in a forest and no one's gonna f--k with me,'" she said.

On why she never reported the rape, Madonna stated: "I didn't want to go back. You've already been violated... It's just not worth it. It's too much humiliation."

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