Madonna said she feels like she’s been stuck in a nightmare since Donald Trump won the presidential election.
The singer revealed how she spent election night in prayer with one of her friends during a lengthy interview with Harper’s Bazaar published Monday.
“On election night I was sitting at a table with my agent, who is also one of my very best friends, and we were truly praying,” Madonna told Roxane Gay. “We were praying. She was on her computer. She’s friends with someone who was working on Hillary [Clinton]’s campaign and was getting blow-by-blow reports, and at one point she was like, ‘It’s not looking good.’”
“It was just like watching a horror show,” she added.
“And then she was reading from the Quran, and I was reading from the Zohar. We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God forever, if only.”
“I went to sleep, and since that night, I wake up every morning and it’s like when you break up with somebody who has really broken your heart. You wake up and for a second you’re just you, and then you go, ‘Oh, the person I love more than anything has just broken my heart, and I’m devastated and I’m broken and I have nothing. I’m lost.’ That’s how I feel every morning. I wake up and I go, ‘Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.’”
“It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.”