Madonna was unequivocally #WithHer during the recent presidential election, which might explain why she had politics on her mind when we caught up with her on the red carpet Friday (Dec. 9) at Billboard's Women in Music event, where she is being honored as Woman of the Year.
Asked how she felt about the Woman of the Year honor, the pop icon said, "For me... [since] Hillary Clinton lost the election, it's really important to make a stand and speak my mind about the importance of women and women empowering themselves and believing in themselves and understanding their worth."
Appearing at Friday's event presented another opportunity for the singer to address those issues, as well as consider how involved she wants to get in the political arena in the future. "I think I've always been political," she said. "But I think in this particular time, especially I do want to fight for not only human rights, but for women's rights."