Madonna calls Kanye West a ‘brilliant madman’ and ‘beautiful mess’

The pair collaborated on the track 'Illuminati' from Madge’s new album 'Rebel Heart'

Madonna has spoken about working with Kanye West.

Both acts performed at last week’s Brit Awards – the scene of Madonna’s now-infamous fall – having worked together previously on the track ‘Illuminati’ from Madonna’s new album ‘Rebel Heart’.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Madonna has now gone on record to describe the Chicago native as a “brilliant madman” and “beautiful mess”.

“It’s really hard to describe Kanye in one sentence,” the pop icon said. “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… I feel like the music business needs him, because everyone’s become so politically correct, so safe. 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.”

However, Madonna says she doesn’t agree with West’s pattern of interrupting artists at award ceremonies, in the aftermath of his mock interruption of Beck at the Grammys: “Don’t go to awards shows looking for justice. That’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Just go and have fun… I think sometimes he takes things too seriously.”

Madonna’s thirteenth studio album ‘Rebel Heart’ will be released in March. Giorgio Armani has blamed Madonna for her Brit Awards fall, branding the pop star as “difficult”.

Madonna fell backwards down a flight of stairs after a dancer tried to remove the Armani cape she was wearing.

However, speaking at his autumn/winter 2015 show during Milan fashion week, Armani said that a change to the original design led to the technical issue. Armani told AP: “Madonna, as we know, is very difficult. This cape had a hook and she wanted a tie, and she wasn’t able to open it with her hands. That’s all there is to it.”

Madonna previously explained she was with a doctor until 3am following her tumble and suffered whiplash.

Meanwhile, last night saw Kanye West perform a surprise show at London’s Koko venue.

The Chicago rapper welcomed a host of guests on stage, including London grime MCs including Skepta, JME, Meridian Dan and Novelist, plus US rappers including Big Sean and Raekwon of the Wu Tang Clan.

He also debuted a brand new track with Vic Mensa and performed new single ‘All Day’ twice at the last-minute gig.