I am super sorry things are hard for you now. I don’t know what to say exactly but I want to say something. I guess I want to say thank you for your wonderful music and just for being who you are. I always loved you from the moment I heard you and saw you and you made me feel like I existed and like I mattered and that it was okay and actually very glamorous and proper and righteous to be angry about things and that’s a nice lesson that you taught a whole generation of girls who are now women who when we are mad about stuff will get all up in peoples face about it and that is really down to you and your legacy and what you said and did. Thanks for that.
It’s a lot more than most people ever do or ever have done. You gave us a voice and a right to an opinion and permission to cause a big fuss and kick everybody right in the ass and not apologize or spin it or give in or give up. I listen to all your records and I will always because you are talented beyond measure but I think that being as good as you are comes with a heavy tariff of trouble and I am not saying that as a judge I am saying that as a fan of great art and I know great artists have always had it rough. It’s not easy to be the bearer of these gifts as the world never appreciates them right away or in the right way and you never fully recoup all that you have invested which I can tell when I hear you sing is all of you.
I think about the video for Nothing Compares 2 u and really nothing does compare to your beauty which is still true today. Who among any star could just stare into the lens and sing and that alone is enough? Nothing compares.
When you ripped up the pope’s picture I thought it was so cool and amazing and daring, and you started this idea of questioning and cross-examining authority and institutions and what was regarded as sacred you wanted to show was actually profane and you revealed the depraved and helped the deprived and I think you were ahead of your time because this is what happens now. We question and cross-examine everything now. nothing is sacred and I think that is better because we can’t just blindly trust. Blind trust leads to taken advantage of. I am pretty sure you started that idea, in case you didn’t know. I am pretty sure.
I am not in the know of particulars or facts, and I don’t know what is happening with you or to you. People talk online about things, and that will always be the case. People talk. I don’t care. I just know that I love you, and that I always will, and that I would shave my head and have shaved my head in solidarity with you and you built a mighty castle with your legacy and your words and your songs and we, the young girls of the world who are now grown but young in our heart, live in it still and the view, well, it’s astonishing.
PS. My favorite song today is “daddy I’m fine”. Makes me cry. xo