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Madonna Says the Only Music That's Inspired Her Recently Is Kanye West's 'Donda'

Madonna Says the Only Music That's Inspired Her Recently Is Kanye West's 'Donda'

Madonna is opening up about the state of the world and the music industry, as well as her career.

The 63-year-old “Express Yourself” pop icon opened up in an interview for V Magazine.

Here’s what she had to say…

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On the dangers of cancel culture: “The thing is the quieter you get, the more fearful you get, the more dangerous anything is. We’re giving it power by shutting the f–k up completely.”

On being inspired by Kanye West: “I mean, the only thing that I’ve heard recently that has inspired me is Kanye’s record Donda. There are very few artists that are working toward failure. And I feel like he is. I can’t say that I agree with all of his politics and the way that he thinks of women, or unmarried people having sex, or the gay community. But his work is on the razor’s edge, and it’s inspiring and it’s rare. Everybody was waiting so long for his record to come out and then finally when it came out, everybody else’s record came out, too. And he still stood out.”

On staying on top of her game, even at age 63: “I don’t even think about my age, to tell you the truth. I just keep going. Even when I performed almost my entire tour in agony, I had no cartilage left in my right hip, and everyone kept saying, ‘You gotta stop, you gotta stop.’ I said, ‘I will not stop. I will go until the wheels fall off.’”

Madonna recently revealed some movie roles that she turned down, and which one she regrets.

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