Madonna talks Armani, Ellen, Letterman, and her five most iconic songs
On the eve of the Rebel Heart album release Matthew Jacobs met Madonna at Interscope Records’ office near Times Square in New York City and their chat is online on the Huff Post website.
From ‘Hell’ And Back, Madonna Lives To Tell
Among the various topics in the lenghty interview, Madonna gets back on capegate, commenting the reports from Milan and what Giorgio Armani had to say about her tumble at the Brit Awards last month.
That was kind of disappointing because I don’t think I was difficult to work with. I never blamed my cape for not being able to untie it. In fact, the day after it happened, I posted a drawing, a beautiful drawing, of the cape and thanked them for my costume. I didn’t blame what happened on anyone, so I don’t really know why they did that. I think that was a knee-jerk reaction on their part thinking they were going to get criticism, so they just had to make me the bad guy. Not very elegant, I don’t think.
Wrapping up his article, Jacobs reports that in between the mass networking and the exhausting press tour Madonna has conducted since the start of the year, she will “fine-tune,” over just one week, four different performances for next week’s Ellen DeGeneres Show residency, then she’ll continue to craft the various themes she’ll incorporate on the Rebel Heart Tour.
Jacobs asked Madonna to pick her favorite Instagram filter (X-Pro) and five most iconic songs (Like a Prayer, Like a Virgin, Ray of Light, Express Yourself and Vogue). She thinks Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl halftime show looked “exhausting” (“That drunk shark!” she says) and would “rather not” list which musical acts she’s listening to at the moment. Her bathroom is the only place she finds time alone. Jacobs tells her it’s David Letterman‘s final year on the air (she wasn’t aware), and Rosenberg interrupts to say Madonna will be making an appearance because “she loves him.”
With one question left, he inquires about the best party she’s ever attended – excluding her famed Oscar soirée. Her answer: “None.”
Thirty-three years ago, she extended to the world an invitation. Times have changed, but we haven’t left the dance floor.
“Only I throw good parties,” Madonna says.
Read the full interview on the Huff Post.