'I want to be like Gandhi'

THE SINGER adds peace campaigners John Lennon and Martin Luther King to a roll call of individuals she emulates. Madonna, 48, said: "For me the best thing in the world is to see something or hear something and go 'damn...

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Published: Tue 20 Feb 2007, 10:45 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:04 AM

I wish I did that, damn, I wish I could do that. That's inspiring'."

She told Sirius Radio in the U.S.: "I want to be like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon... but I want to stay alive."

Madonna, who has modelled herself on Eva Peron and Marilyn Monroe in the past, added: "I'd like to think I am taking people on a journey; I am not just entertaining people, but giving them something to think about when they leave."

In comments which may annoy her British film-director husband Guy Ritchie, the star, who has been under fire for her adoption of Malawian baby David Banda, shed light on her friendships with gay men.

People online quoted her as saying: "Gay men are perfect men for girls who are tough. They're not threatened by strong women, and they're usually very in touch with their feelings and pay attention to details. I've always had an affinity with gay men."

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