Madonna Says She Wants to Be Like Gandhi
Madonna has in the past styled herself after Marilyn Monroe and Eva PerA3n, but they’re not the ones she hopes to emulate.
“I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King and John Lennon – but I want to stay alive,” the singer said during a Valentine’s Day interview on Sirius Satellite Radio.
In fact, Madonna, 48, who angered church leaders with a controversial crucifixion scene on her most recent tour, has some even bigger spiritual shoes to fill. “For me we all need to be Jesus in our time,” she says.
Defending the scene, which featured video images of AIDS orphans in Africa, she says: “Jesus’s message was to love your neighbor as yourself, and these are people in need. I hope that people got that message.
“Of course some people thought ‘Oh, she’s just being controversial, she’s just getting on a cross and trying to piss people off,’ but that wasn