Minogue has dominated the pop charts since leaving Neighbours in the late 1980s becoming an international singing sensation.
Her longevity in the industry and ability to reinvent her image has led to persistent questions about her age in recent years, which Minogue said left her feeling frustrated.
“[On] my previous album promotion I was just asked so much about having an answer for being a woman my age in the industry,” she said.
“I just didn’t know the answer and I was getting really frustrated.
“I do have to rise above sometimes, I’ve trained myself to do that.”
The #MeToo movement rocked Hollywood in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against famous actors and producers, and has since spread to other parts of the entertainment world.
Minogue said when she started to write her latest album, Golden, the movement hadn’t taken off but she still felt there was a change coming.
The title itself is a reference to women not having to justify or worry about their age.
“I felt like I had to say something,” she said.
“I definitely knew that by hook or by crook I wanted to have this phrase on the album saying, ‘We’re not young, we’re not old, we’re golden’.”
Since the promotional rounds of her last album in 2014, Minogue said she had noticed a slight change in questioning on her current tour.
“I do notice a difference generally in doing the same kind of promotion four years after the last one that it is different,” she said.
“I think there is a positive effect in that just in the way that I’m asked about things.”
A 60 Minutes interview between Minogue and Karl Stefanovic made headlines last month after he referred to the musician as a “hot 50-year-old” and told her to “stop dating d—kheads” after her split with partner Joshua Sasse.
However, Minogue downplayed the reaction and said it was simply “Karl being Karl” and she enjoyed his company.
“I didn’t take offence but I can see if some people [did],” she said.
“That’s his nature and I guess we all have to adapt to what the current way is.
“I hope they don’t give him too much of a hard time.”
Golden is Minogue’s 14th studio album and takes the acclaimed singer-songwriter-dancer in a new direction with a country sound.
It was mostly recorded in the famous music city of Nashville in the US and all songs were co-written by Minogue.
“I didn’t see a country turn coming myself, so it was a voyage of discovery for me,” she said.
“We worked hard on the album to find a country lane that suited me then turn back on ourselves to have that make sense in my pop dance world.
“I enjoyed doing a couple of the ballads … and slow tempos, but probably my natural habitat is indeed pop dance.”