Madge Cites Bowie As 'Muse' At Women In Music Event

Madonna Cites David Bowie As Her 'Muse' During Wom

Madonna pays tribute to David Bowie during powerful speech about the "sexist" and "misogynist" music industry.

Madonna served a powerful punch to music industry bosses on Friday during the renowned Billboard Women In Music event - but she didn't forget to credit her music heroes. 

While she delivered a brutally honest speech about the "misogynistic" and "abusive" treatment of female artists in the music industry, David Bowie was cited as her "real muse".

She said; "[David Bowie] embodied male and female spirit and that suited me just fine. He made me think there were no rules. But I was wrong. There are no rules... if you're a boy. There are rules if you're a girl."

Madge continued to note other music greats - including Prince, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson - whilst outlining the struggles she has faced during her 34-year-strong career.

Watch the full speech below:

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