We always think of Madonna for being the star who constantly reinvents herself — from club kid to bombshell to dominatrix to British aristocrat to sophisticated director/Super Bowl Halftime performer. But we forget that she is also very, very consistent in another way: Her public personality. You’d know that wry voice and withering look anywhere, right? In fact, we can read her quotes and just hear her voice in our head.
Case in point: The way she’s been answering questions about Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in interviews this week. “I thought, What a wonderful way to redo my song. I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting,” she told Newsweek. And in an interview taped for The Graham Norton Show, she said, “[Gaga] did remind me of me back in the day.”
She’s even icier in the interview with ABC’s Cynthia McFadden, which airs in full on tonight’s 20/20.
“It felt reductive,” she said of “Born This Way.” “There’s a lot of ways to look at it. I can’t really be annoyed by it … because, obviously, I’ve influenced her.”
All of those seem like exactly what you’d expect from the infamous hydrangea hater. So you know what is surprising? What she says about her relationship with 24-year-old dancer Brahim Zaibat. Watch after the jump.
“I go home and I wash my face and I put on my sweatpants and I lay down on the bed and I say, ‘Oh, please rub my feet,’ and you know, he says, ‘No, you rub my feet,’ ” Madonna said. “So, you know, behind the curtain, I’m just like everybody else.”
Wait, who ARE you?
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