Madonna: ‘Kanye West is the black Madonna’

'We're comrades in the envelope-pushing genre,' says singer

Madonna has called Kanye West “the black Madonna”.

In a new interview with New York Daily News, Madonna spoke about her relationship with the rapper.

“Kanye is the black Madonna,” she said. “We know, and recognise, that we have that in common. We’re comrades in the envelope-pushing genre.”

She also discussed criticism of her body in the feature.

She commented: “Bitch, this is what my ass looks like – show me what your ass looks like when you’re 56. I take care of myself. I’m in good shape. Who’s to say when I can show my ass? It’s sexism. It’s ageism. And it’s a kind of discrimination.”

Madonna recently revealed that she has written a song that will feature on Kanye West‘s new album, and that she also plans to work with Drake. Madonna confirmed that her collaboration with West is set to continue. West has produced four songs for Madonna’s new album ‘Rebel Heart’, which is due for release today (March 9).

“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.

Similarly, there are plans for the singer to team up with Drake in the future. “We’re gonna work together,” she confirmed. “Yeah, baby, it’s in the pipeline.” Drake paid tribute to Madonna on his 2015 mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This Its Too Late’ on the track ‘Madonna’.

Madonna recently labelled West as a “brilliant madman” and “beautiful mess”. “It’s really hard to describe Kanye in one sentence,” the pop icon said in a recent interview. “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.”

Madonna will play in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow in December as part of The Rebel Heart tour in December. The tour begins in August in Miami before arriving in Europe via Southeast Asia and Australia.

Madonna will play:

London O2 Arena (December 1)
Manchester Manchester Arena (14)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (16)
Glasgow The SSE Hydro (20)