Madonna -- the distinguished artist known for her forthrightness and unapologetically pushing boundaries -- was just that when she got candid Thursday night (Jan. 19) about then-President-Elect Donald Trump's impending inauguration. "I do believe that Trump was elected for a reason, to show us how lazy and un-unified and lackadaisical and taking for granted we've become of our freedom and the rights that we have as Americans," Madonna said. "I feel like people forgot what was written in the Constitution."
The legendary performer appeared at the Brooklyn Museum alongside artist Marilyn Minter for a discussion about art, protest and feminism -- moderated by poet Elizabeth Alexander, who did a reading at Obama's first inauguration.
"He's actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go," Madonna said. "We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do? We have two choices, destruction and creation. I choose creation."