Madonna's Detroit Roots

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Madonna during her MDNA Tour at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena in 2012

In 1984, shortly after Madonna embarked upon her musical career, Detroit News reporter Susan Whitall interviewed Madonna about her childhood growing up outside of Detroit. Now, 30 years later, Susan Whitall is still working for the Detroit News as a music, features and entertainment writer – and she joins us to talk about that interview with Madonna early on in her career. Plus, she reflects on Madonna's relationship with her hometown today. 

Madonna made headlines when her Detroit audience booed her during the 2012 MDNA World Tour, after she mentioned President Obama's recent reelection.