Madonna Slams Sexist Critics: 'I'll Stop When You Kill Me'

Madonna has a defiant message for anyone telling her to retire.

The singer has hit back at "sexist" critics, insisting that men in the industry don't face questions about giving up their careers.

"Does somebody ask Steven Spielberg why he’s still making movies? Hasn’t he had enough success?" Madonna told Harper’s Bazaar.

"Hasn’t he made enough money? Hasn’t he made a name for himself? Did somebody go to Pablo Picasso and say, 'Okay, you’re 80 years old. Haven’t you painted enough paintings?' No.

"I’m so tired of that question. I just don’t understand it. I’ll stop doing everything that I do when I don’t want to do it anymore. I’ll stop when I run out of ideas. I’ll stop when you f**king kill me. How about that?"

Madonna also claimed that it makes people "uncomfortable" that she's a female who has had "lovers three decades younger than me".

The 58-year-old was named Billboard Woman of the Year at the end of 2016 after her Rebel Heart Tour extended her lead as the highest-grossing solo touring artist ever.

Watch her acceptance speech below, in which she talks about her constant battle against "misogyny" throughout her career.

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