06/23/2013 06:28 pm ET

Madonna & Guns: Singer Defends Using Weapons On 'MDNA' Tour

Madonna came under fire in recent months for the usage of guns in her stage performances. The 54-year-old performer incorporated guns into acts of her MDNA tour, angering some critics.

When the issue was first raised last year, a representative for Madonna told HuffPost, "Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art," adding, "Her entire career, she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do. She's not about to start listening to them now."

With the release of her film “Madonna: The MDNA Tour,” which chronicles her time on tour, Madonna has been forced to comment on her use of the weapons again.

In a weekend interview with "Good Morning America," Madonna defended the choice. Take a look at the video above at the 1:45 mark. "That would be like asking people to not have guns in action movies," Madonna said when asked if she thought about not including the footage with guns in the tour documentary.

"The thing is, guns don't kill people, people kill people," she added.

Madonna And Guns