Madonna - "Interview" Magazine April 2008
Her Madgesty, 49, looks ready to kick some major booty!!!
Here are some highlights:
On collaborating with Justin Timberlake: “I really enjoy writing with Justin…We had psychoanalytic sessions whenever we wrote songs first. We’d sit down and we’d start talking about situations. And then we’d start talking about issues or problems or relationships with people. That was the only way, because you know, writing together with somebody is very intimate…that was fun, because he’s open and he’s got talent. He’s a songwriter. I haven’t worked with a lot of songwriters where I’m instantly connected and start riffing and playing with the rhythm of the words. He’s as interested in the rhythm of the words as the meaning of the words.”
On saving her son David’s life: “He wouldn’t have lived if I hadn’t taken him. It’s not even a possibility.”
On bringing daughter Lourdes with her to Malawi: “She spent several weeks working in the orphanages, particularly one with newborn children, and most of them were HIV-positive. She so came into her own and was so responsible and stayed for eight hours every day and worked tirelessly. I thought, why am I babying her so much? She’s capable of so much more. We don’t let kids do anything. We think, Oh, they’re kids — they can’t take care of other kids; they can’t do this; they can’t do that. And after you go to Africa, you drop all that silliness.”
Madonna’s new album Hard Candy is set for an April 29 release. This Monday, Justin Timberlake will induct the Queen of Pop into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel.