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"Honesty is a commodity right now, because if you tell the truth, you might offend people. People don't like to hear the truth," Madonna says. Steven Klein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Madonna Introduces 'Madame X': 'Honesty Is A Commodity Right Now'

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Madonna at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards, where her racy performance of "Like a Virgin" caused an uproar. New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Like A Virgin' Lives On, A Winking Anthem For Women Getting Married

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Madonna Indulges with 'Hard Candy'

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Madonna's New 'Confessions' of Dance

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Nicki Minaj (left) and Madonna perform during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February. In a song from Madonna's new album, MDNA, the two singers each play with traditionally feminine and masculine gender roles. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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La Shica performs a unique blend of flamenco, rap and R&B. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Madonna (center), flanked by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., during a performance of her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show in Indianapolis. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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