Madonna looks composed as she tries to make her way through JFK airport with David Banda , 13-months on Saturday. They are returning home to London after a week in New York promoting her new concert special. Madonna is furious at the media for making her impending adoption of the boy “hell.”
"It was one f–ing thing after the next, everywhere we went. So the idea that people think I got a shortcut or an easy ride is absolutely ludicrous. I have never worked so hard for anything in my life, and I’ve never been given such a hard time. And my celebrity has worked against me in every way."
"There’s a lot of Brits – reporters on the street – who’ve said, ‘Why don’t you adopt a kid from Britain?’ Or, ‘Why did you adopt a black child?’ So a lot of people’s hangups and ‘isms’ are sort of mixed into this, too. It’s just kind of a cocktail for disaster in terms of media perception."
If you’re a famous person who’s trying to make a difference in the world, she adds, "you’d better be prepared to find yourself in the headquarters of hell."