I’m Madonna, Bitch!
The latest Madonna interview comes from today’s New York Daily News, which also features the Queen of Pop on the front page with an image from the red carpet at the Grammys.
Madonna talks new album ‘Rebel Heart,’ Kanye West, nostalgia — and continuing to push the envelope
By Jim Farber
Madonna has found a new soul mate.
“Kanye is the new Madonna,” she tells the Daily News. “Kanye is the black Madonna.”
The connection goes far deeper than the fact that West collaborated on three tracks on the icon’s new album, Rebel Heart, out Tuesday.
The rapper has become the star people most love to loathe — a role Madonna has proudly held for decades.
After all, we’re talking about a woman who outraged the world by appearing fully nude in her Sex book, was banned by her greatest supporter, MTV, for her S&M video Justify My Love, had the Catholic League calling for her head for singing a song while hanging from a cross on her Confessions tour, and angered even the unflappable David Letterman by cursing up a storm on his TV show.
Madonna says she and Kanye have talked about their shared flair for pushing people’s buttons. “We know, and recognize, that we have that in common,” she says. “We’re comrades in the envelope-pushing genre.”
Madonna has hardly slouched in that pursuit of late. She has appalled untold people with her continued display of her body at an age many find inappropriate.
“Bitch, this is what my ass looks like — show me what your ass looks like when you’re 56,” Madonna says when asked what she’d say to those who found it offensive, if not disgusting, that, at that age, she showed parts of her behind to a worldwide audience at the Grammys.
“I take care of myself. I’m in good shape. I can show my ass when I’m 56, or 66 — or 76. Who’s to say when I can show my ass? It’s sexism. It’s ageism. And it’s a kind of discrimination.”
Read the full interview on the online website of the New York Daily News.