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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — Madonna’s emotional speech supporting feminism has earned some major kudos.

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She spoke about it at Billboard’s Women in Music awards.

Madonna opened her remarks after accepting the Woman of the Year award by thanking the audience for acknowledging her 34-year career in the face of what she called “blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse.” She called herself a “bad feminist” who didn’t deny her sexuality.

Lady Gaga took to Twitter to tout Madonna’s speech.

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The ceremony was Friday and was broadcast Monday night on Lifetime.

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