A lesser mortal, or star, might have needed some down time after falling off the stage at the BRIT Awards. But Madonna, 56, simply untwisted her Armani cape and got on with the show. After all, the pop icon had a new album to promote: Rebel Heart, out Tuesday, featuring contributions from Kanye West, Avicii, Diplo, Nicki Minaj and Nas, to drop a few names. Madonna chatted with USA TODAY about the recording, as well as her children and art and Instagram.
Q: You took quite a tumble the other day. How are you feeling?
A: I’m fine. I had a tiny bit of whiplash. My head hit the floor and snapped my neck a little bit. But I didn’t hurt any other part of my body, strangely enough — I sustained no bruises or cuts.
Q: You’ve been keeping busy, certainly. You worked with an eclectic group of collaborators for Rebel Heart.
A: Lots of people I’d never met before, though certainly people whose work I knew. Usually, with an album, I choose a producer and it takes us a few weeks to get to know each other, and then the chemistry starts to percolate. In this circumstance I kind of got thrown into lots of groups of songwriters. Some people I had direct synergy with…I felt so rejuvenated just in the simple act of writing music. I felt like I was back in New York, in Queens, where I picked up a guitar and wrote my first song. Ideas flowed simply out of me.
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The full report on the taping of Le Grand Journal in Paris and meeting Madonna after, written by Kimberly is online in our Live Reports section now.
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Get a sneak peek at Carson Daly’s interview with the iconic singer, in which she opens about about her life as a mom and reveals that she worries about her kids just like the rest of us.
Madonna, the OG queen of this pop shit, is dropping her 13th album, Rebel Heart, March 10, and though this latest release has been plagued by leaks and some promo backlash, the thirst for new Madonna is still strong. We already knew that the album’s production credits featured Kanye West, who worked with Madonna on a handful of Rebel Heart songs, including “Illuminati.” But last night in New York, in a conversation with Complex’s Sean Evans, she revealed that the collaboration with West extended beyond Rebel Heart and that the two also wrote a song together that will appear on West’s new album, So Help Me God.
According to Madonna, West was initially interested in going through all of the Rebel Heart tracks and offering feedback, as Rick Rubin did for Yeezus. But because of West’s schedule, “He ended up only working on four songs, and then we wrote another song together, which is going to be on his record,” she said.
In addition to a new song with West, Madonna also hinted that she and Drake’s mutual Instagram appreciation has led to a real-life collaboration. “We’re gonna work together,” she said. “Yeah, baby, it’s in the pipeline.”
For more of Complex’s talk with Madonna, check back Monday at 10 a.m. for the full interview.