Madonna has blasted a recent New York Times Magazine profile on her, saying it made her feel "raped".
The 60-year-old pop legend took issue with the fact that the reporter, she said, "chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters... and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN!"
The title of the piece was called Madonna at Sixty. At one point, she tells writer Vanessa Grigoriadis, a contributor to the magazine and Vanity Fair, "I think you think about growing old too much. I think you think about age too much. I think you should just stop thinking about it."
Madonna's rape comment appeared to reference a line in the article in which the singer said she felt "raped" after songs on her 2015 album Rebel Heart leaked online several months.
"It didn't feel right to explain that women these days were trying not to use that word metaphorically," Grigoriadis wrote.
Madonna said she was "sorry [she] spent 5 minutes with her".
"It makes me feel raped," she said. "And yes I'm allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19."
The New York Times declined to comment and Grigoriadis did not immediately respond for comment.
New York Daily News