The pen is mightier than the sword, or so they say.
A private letter allegedly written by Madonna in the early 90s describing Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone as “horribly mediocre” has emerged, highlighting the singer’s insecurities and her frustration at her fellow stars’ fame.
But Sharon has penned a heartfelt response that is truly the nicest reply you could hope for if you were in Madonna’s position.
Madonna, 58, came across extremely bitter and insecure in the letter obtained by Radar when she bemoaned the love and acclaim chart-topping Whitney and Hollywood starlet Sharon had received compared to her and said the pair were used as a “measuring stick to humiliate” her.
“It’s so unequivocally frustrating to read that Whitney Houston has the music career I wish I had and Sharon Stone has the film career I’ll never have.
“Not because I want to be these women – because I’d rather die, but they’re so horribly mediocre and they’re always being held up as paragons of virtue [or] some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me,” the ‘Like a Virgin’ hitmaker said.
It was addressed to Madonna’s former art curator Darlene Lutz whom she sued in 2005 for breach of contract.
But when news of it’s release reached Sharon, she shut down any impression that she was offended and slammed the site and Lutz for selling Madonna’s “private” thoughts.
“First, I think it’s absurd that anyone is publishing your private letters. Therefore; I publish publicly.
“Know that I am your friend. I have wished to be a rock star in some private moments… have felt as mediocre as you described.”
She goes on: “We know, as only those who have survived so long that owning our own mediocrity is the only way to own our own strengths; to become all that we both have become. I love and adore you; won’t be pitted against you by any invasion of our personal journeys/”
The letter will go under the hammer next week and is expected to sell for between $3,000 and $5,000, according to the New York Post newspaper.