Madonna Calls Whitney Houston “Horribly Mediocre” In Letter From Early ’90s
Well, this is mess! A “close friend” of Madonna’s called Darlene Lutz is auctioning off a letter she wrote to actor/boyfriend John Enos in the early ’90s. That’s embarrassing enough under normal circumstances, but the two-page missive includes a bitter rant about then-rivals Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone. “I have made so many people angry that I’m being punished and basically made to be quiet and sit in a corner, while other less interesting and exciting people are reaping the benefits of the roads I’ve paved,” the Queen of Pop penned.
“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,” Madonna complains. “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 and some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me.” To be fair, the letter was probably written around the time of the Sex Book backlash. And, honestly, everyone was depressed and moody in the ’90s!
“Everything I do is so original and unique and I put so much of myself into it like my book and record and it’s only brought me heartache and pain,” she continues. “I don’t think I can play the game to be accepted… I’m too intelligent, I have too much pride.” Somewhat amusingly, Madonna ends the letter by breaking up with her beau — making it, quite possibly, the most dramatic Dear John letter of all time. “My outlook on life is black black black that’s why I’m no good for you or anyone else right now,” she concludes. That’s code for “I’m out.”
You can bid on Madonna’s letter here. It’s expected to bring $3000 — $5000.