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She is the undisputed Queen of Pop who has sold more than 300m records worldwide in a near four decade career.

And Madonna has detailed her fight against ageism in the music industry and addressed her reported feud with Lady Gaga in a stunning new spread for British Vogue.

The iconic singer, who turned 60 in August 2018, spoke about the battles she has fought - and continues to face - in a career which has seen her push the boundaries of modern music and image.   

Candid: Madonna has detailed her fight against ageism in the music industry and addressed her reported feud with Lady Gaga in a stunning new spread for British Vogue

Candid: Madonna has detailed her fight against ageism in the music industry and addressed her reported feud with Lady Gaga in a stunning new spread for British Vogue 

What drama? The Like A Virgin hitmaker also dismissed the notion she and Lady Gaga, 33, had ever been enemies - with the pair famously butting heads for eight years over Gaga's song Born This Way in 2011 (pictured 2010)

What drama? The Like A Virgin hitmaker also dismissed the notion she and Lady Gaga, 33, had ever been enemies - with the pair famously butting heads for eight years over Gaga's song Born This Way in 2011 (pictured 2010)

The songstress, who broke into the music scene in 1982, said: ''People have always been trying to silence me for one reason or another, whether it's that I'm not pretty enough, I don't sing well enough, I'm not talented enough, I'm not married enough, and now it's that I'm not young enough. 

'So they just keep trying to find a hook to hang their beef about me being alive on. Now I'm fighting ageism, now I'm being punished for turning 60.' 

The Like A Virgin hitmaker also dismissed the notion she and Lady Gaga, 33, had ever been enemies - with the pair famously butting heads for eight years over Gaga's song Born This Way in 2011. 

Madonna said: ''People got very excited about that we were enemies, when we never were enemies.'

Icon: The iconic singer, who turned 60 in August 2018, spoke about the battles she has fought - and continues to face - in a career which has seen her push the boundaries of modern music and image (pictured May 2019)

Icon: The iconic singer, who turned 60 in August 2018, spoke about the battles she has fought - and continues to face - in a career which has seen her push the boundaries of modern music and image (pictured May 2019)

Smoulder: Madonna looked stunning in the vintage-inspired spread, reminiscent of Sophia Loren in La Dolce Vita

Smoulder: Madonna looked stunning in the vintage-inspired spread, reminiscent of Sophia Loren in La Dolce Vita

The superstar singers were seen posing together at  Guy Oseary and Madonna’s Oscars after-party in Los Angeles in February, showing any bad blood had vanished after the initial spat was sparked in 2011.  

At the time critics claimed that Gaga‘s Born This Way sounded a lot like Madonna‘s Express Yourself- which Gaga branded 'ridiculous.' 

In 2015, Madonna seemed to agree that her track had been borrowed.    

But in 2016 Gaga said, 'Madonna and I

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