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Madonna Talks Lady Gaga Feud, 'Madman' Kanye West, & Why She Wants to Embrace Taylor Swift

Madonna Talks Lady Gaga Feud, 'Madman' Kanye West, & Why She Wants to Embrace Taylor Swift

Madonna rocks a red lip for her close-up on the latest cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Here’s what the 56-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On Lady Gaga: “I don’t think she wants my crown. We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing. The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs. It’s got nothing to do with ‘she’s taking my crown’ or ‘she’s in some space of mine.’ She has her thing. I do think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue. And everybody’s obviously run with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly. And you know what? I don’t care anymore. Here’s the thing: one day everyone’s going to shut up about it. You’ll see! I have a plan.”

On Kanye West: “He’s a brilliant madman. He can’t help himself. Like, he doesn’t have the same filters other people have. He has to blurt things out – he’s always saying inappropriate stuff. But he also has brilliant ideas in the studio, if you can get him to pay attention long enough. I don’t always agree with the things he says or does – I don’t always like his music, even. But he’s a beautiful mess. I love him. I think he takes award shows too seriously. I never got too engaged with who wins awards or not, because I don’t honestly think it’s that important. So that part of him I can’t relate to. Like, what’s the point of fighting for somebody to…like, ‘This person should have got it’? Don’t come to an award show looking for justice!”

On Taylor Swift: “She has an opinion, and she’s going against the norm. So in that respect, she is similar to me, yeah. And also, people just want to give her a hard time all the time because they think she’s a goody-two-shoes, so of course I want to embrace her.”

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  • Ugonna Wosu

    She’s bang on about Kanye, I feel the same way abou him. Love him, but he needs to chill and focus. I like what she said about Gaga, but she needs to admit that her constant bitching at the time is why people thought there was a feud. It wasn’t one day of criticism and she moved on. I see her point about Taylor as well.

  • CLX

    I’ve always thought that she was pretty smart despite the gigantic ego. She comes across as so darn reasonable here.

  • Lee

    No one thinks Taylor is a goody two shoes, she’s a cokehead.

  • Jeff

    Love seeing Madonna so open and relaxed these days.

  • EqualRights4Every1

    constant bitching? …….

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Good comments, Mo !
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  • Cummbottom

    Repeating yourself nothing to discuss. Nor trust simply Madonna career. Without fears 34yrs vanity of Material Mom. Indirectly whom using whom? Madonna reverted Lady Gaga sells. Animosity between them sharing same label. During Born this Way tour (2012-2013). LiveNation force Lady Gaga share stage. Madonna touring set South
    American leg insult. Whom benefit for remembrance publicity. Madonna excuse Ms.Sexy Lady Gaga has. Acclaim fame to supported it besides. Tricks of publicity never was. Dispute Madonna were teen fad. Of 20th century and Lulu going. Graduate college 2018? Using same message also poses. Truth or Dare 1991 same reclining pose. Aka Marilyn,Diana or Jayne Rebel Heart tour. Envy and attention Maddy! Rolling Stone cover photoshop fanbase. Madonna international going provide interveiws. To make the covers whom? Allow this Madonna influence magazine. Concert promoters eager arrange success. Madonna release March 2015 why using. Gaga to gain fame!