On Thursday, letters being sold online through the Gotta Have Rock And Roll auction became public, and in them Madonna reportedly wrote to her ex-boyfriend, John Enos, detailing the complexities of her career. In passages, she criticized both Stone and Whitney Houston.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
Stone responded on social media, and doesn’t sound too bothered by the letters. In fact, she’s actually more concerned that Madonna’s private thoughts have become public.
“Dear Madonna, First, I think it’s absurd that anyone is publishing your private letters. Therefore; I publish publicly,” she wrote. “Know that I am your friend. I have wished to be a rock star in some private moments… have felt as mediocre as you described. We know, as only those who have survived so long that owning our own mediocrity is the only way to own our own strengths; to become all that we both have become. I love and adore you; won’t be pitted against you by any invasion of our personal journeys. Sharon — with Madonna.”