In Bed With Madonna
The morning after her Grammy performance (and a little bit of after-partying) Madonna was on the phone with Ryan Seacrest during his On Air with Ryan Seacrest show.
Madonna Talks Her Grammys Performance, ‘Being Cheeky’ on the Red Carpet
Madonna reminded everyone at the Grammys on Sunday night how it’s done when she performed her latest single, “Living for Love,” ending with her being hoisted to the ceiling while maintaining a back bend. “It felt amazing,” the singer told On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Monday morning while understandably still in bed. “Doing live TV is always super nerve-racking as you know, so many possibilities of everything going wrong … a little bit scary, that harness thing going up into the ceiling.”
It was also a little uncomfortable, adds Madonna. “I’m like laying back there forever in this super extreme back bend, hanging over the audience, and I’m like, ‘Can I sit up now? Is the camera off of me?’ No one said, ‘Ok, M, you can sit up now,’ in my ears. I was dangling … eventually, I sat up. I’m like, ‘Ok, screw this, I’ve got to sit up. My back is killing me.’” The 56-year-old icon also revealed another side of herself at the Grammys … her backside. While walking the red carpet before the show, Madonna flipped up the back of her Givenchy Matador-inspired outfit and mooned photographers.
“I had an inspired accidental wardrobe malfunction moment,” she jokes. “It wasn’t really mooning. I just lifted my dress up. Mooning is like naked butt. Everyone’s seen my naked butt already … not for a while, not since the ’90s … For a lack of a better phrase, it was just me having fun and being cheeky, no pun intended.”
“Living for Love” is the first single off Madonna’s upcoming 13th album, Rebel Heart, which will be out on March 10 and is the result of her pairings with Diplo, Nas, even heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.
“DJs just can’t sit still for five minutes,” she jokes. “I was like the school teacher walking around with the clipboard going, ‘Guys, guys, we have to finish this song. Can you get off your phone for a second? Can you stop tweeting? Stop talking to that girl’ … We have to finish this song!”
As for “Living for Love,” Madonna explains that it’s “a song about taking a bad situation and turning it into something good. Having your heart broken and instead of being bitter about it, learning about it and rising above and recognizing that you deserve better … I hope it inspires people because we’ve all had our hearts broken and people can become bitter about love afterwards, but I’m not. I’m a hopeless romantic and that’s really what the song’s about.”
So is there someone special who has Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” these days? “Not really … not a special, you know,” she admits. “Not a steady dude, no.” Still, the mother of four is open to getting married a third time. “I’m not going to say never, no. Maybe.”