A never-before-seen letter in which Madonna slams Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone is up for auction.
The Material Girl allegedly penned the letter to actor John Enos in the early 1990s and in it she describes both Houston and Stone as "horribly mediocre".
Madonna starts the letter by explaining that she's been in a "foul mood lately" and is "so uncomfortable in my own skin right now".
The star then goes on to vent: "I have made so many people angry that I'm being punished and basically made to be quiet and sit in a corner, whole other less interesting and exciting people are reaping the benefits of the roads I've paved.
"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 and some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me."
Madonna was obviously feeling under appreciated when she wrote the letter and complained, "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".
One can assume that she's referring to her controversial 1992 Sex photo book and accompanying Erotica album, both sexually explicit works that saw Madonna face a wave of backlash.
"I don't think I can play the game to be accepted," she wrote, "I'm too intelligent, I have too much pride".
Madonna, who won her first of her seven Grammy Awards in 1992, suggested to Enos that she was "born in the wrong place and time and probably the wrong sex!"
And the legendary entertainer ended the letter on a rather dark note.
"I feel like I have no career, no family, nothing permanent or tangible," Madonna wrote. "My outlook on life is black black black that's why I'm no good for you or anyone else right now. I have to regain my sense of power and my joy for living."
According to the auction site, the letter comes from Darlene Lutz who is described as "a long-time personal friend of Madonna's from her innermost circle".
The two-page letter is expected to fetch between $US3000-$5000 when it goes to auction next week.