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Madonna Once Called Whitney Houston "Horribly Mediocre"

She also dissed Sharon Stone, too.

Madonna, girl, how could you? Whitney Houston fans are clutching their pearls this week, and it's all because of a letter the Material Girl wrote way back in the '90s.

According to Rolling Stone, one of Madge's handwritten letter will be up for sale as part of Gotta Have Rock and Roll's Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction this week, and is expected to sell for around $5k.

The letter is address to "J," who's believed to be Madonna's ex, actor John Enos. The recently rediscovered note is mostly filled with venting, with Madonna describing both Sharon Stone and Whitney Houston — two women she was being compared to at the time — as "horribly mediocre."

"Maybe this is what black people felt like when Elvis Presley got huge," she wrote. "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 or some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me," she continued.

"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," she added. "I don't think I can play the game to be accepted. I'm too intelligent. I have too much pride."

There's no beef here, though. Stone took to Instagram late last week to show Madonna some love, writing, "First, I think it's absurd that anyone is publishing your private letters. 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."

You can read Sharon's full post below.

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