Thursday, February 9, 2012

Speaking of Truth or Dare

Madonna's legendary speech in Italy as seen in Truth or Dare.

I am an ltalian-American, and I am proud of it.
Proud of being an American because it is the country I grew up in,
the country that gave me the opportunities to be who I am today
and a country that believes in freedom of speech and artistic expression.

My show is not a conventional rock show but a theatrical presentation of my music.
And, like theater it asks questions, provokes thought
and takes you on an emotional journey.
Portraying good and bad, light and dark, joy and sorrow,
redemption and salvation.
I do not endorse a way of life but describe one,
and the audience is left to make its own decisions and judgments.
This is what I consider freedom of speech,
freedom of expression and freedom of thought.

Every night, before I go onstage,
I say a prayer not only that my show willl go well but that the audience
will watch with an open heart and an open mind
and see it as a celebration of love, life and humanity.


  1. I love that speech, but they should have shown the entire thing. It's beyond brilliant.

    "no, I'm gonna say it all"

    Love her

  2. love that speech as well! words of wisdom!