Madonna's geek past
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 April 2008
Madonna claims she was a "geek" when she began her career.
The '4 Minutes' singer - who was known for her raunchy image when she hit the music scene in the early 80s - insists people had the wrong idea about her and she was well-behaved.
She said: "I really was not getting up to much. I don't think I was as naughty as I could have been. I was quite straight. I was a geek when I was that age. I did not really do that much that was interesting."
The mother-of-three also says one of her earliest hits 'Like A Virgin' had an innocence surrounding it.
She said: "There is a kind of simplicity about it. There is an innocence about it. When I look at the video I also see a girl who is innocent and wide-eyed and really excited about her life and the beginning of her career."
In 1992, Madonna released her controversial book 'Sex', in which she posed in a series of X-rated photographs, and admits she has never been able to put the erotic tome behind her.
The singer, who turns 50 later this year, added: "I hope that's not the only thing that I'm identified with - taking my clothes off. I have done other things. There's a lot more to Madonna than taking your clothes off."
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