Madonna, Rolling Stone

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot

She is the Queen of Pop, so naturally Madonna might have something to say about other musicians who try to provoke the status quo just as she has done since the 1980s.

Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Kanye West have all caused controversies at some point or another in their own rights, and now the reigning controversial pop star is dishing to Rolling Stone what she thinks and doesn't work with these artist's attitudes and work.

The "Only One" rapper has certainly made waves with his constant outpouring of comments, which he has referred to as his "terrible twos," but claims he has since turned over a new leaf. The Rebel Heart crooner, however, understands how and why he says the things he does despite causing him a lot of publicity faux pas.

"He's a brilliant madman. He can't help himself," she says in the upcoming issue when asked about West. "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 in the studio, if you can get him to pay attention long enough."

Although she defends Kim Kardashian's husband's tendency to "blurt things out," she does make clear that she doesn't fully support the content of his messages or the medium in which he expresses himself.

"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," she says. "I love him...I think he takes award shows too seriously...So that part of him I can't relate to. Like, what's the point of fighting for somebody, 'This person should have got it?' Don't come to an award show looking for justice!"

Many have claimed that Gaga and Madonna have been in a long-standing feud after the "Express Yourself" singer claimed Taylor Kinney's fiancé copied her work, but Madonna explains that it's more the media overplaying the one disagreement than anything else.

Madonna, Grammy Awards, Performance

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"I don't think she wants my crown...We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I'm doing," she tells the music mag. "The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs. It's got nothing to do with 'she's taking my crown' or 'she's in some space of mine.'"

She added, "She has her thing. I do think she's a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue. And everybody's obviously run with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly. And you know what? I don't care anymore. Here's the thing: one day everyone's going to shut up about it. You'll see! I have a plan."

A plan?! That sounds a little bit ominous, Madonna. But we'll see what happens!

While T.Swift has the backing of millions of fans or "Swifties," she has become a rather polarizing artist, with some claiming she capitalizes on her failed relationships. But because of the "hard time" people give her sometimes, Madonna wants to be there for her in any way she can.

"She has an opinion, and she's going against the norm," Madonna explains. "So in that respect, she is similar to me, yeah. And also, people just want to give her a hard time all the time because they think she's a goody-two-shoes, so of course I want to embrace her."

You hear that, Taylor?! The Queen of Pop wants to "embrace" you! 

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