March 7, 2008 20:17

Madonna speaks out on Justin collaboration

She says they talked about relationships to write songs

Madonna speaks out on Justin collaboration
Madonna has given details about her highly-anticipated collaboration with Justin Timberlake.

The singer, who next week will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, says she and Timberlake would discuss issues and problems with people in order to write their songs which will appear on her forthcoming album ‘Hard Candy’.

'I really enjoy writing with Justin’ she tells Interview Magazine ’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.'

The superstar also says that her son David ‘wouldn’t have lived’ if she hadn’t adopted him and that her daughter Lourdes spent several weeks working in orphanages in Malawi with newborn babies.

“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 will be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame on Monday March 10. Justin Timberlake will present her with the honour during the ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

--By our New York staff.
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