If anyone has been around the musical block a few times, it’s Madonna. While lately she’s lost it a bit, you can’t deny her legendary status and the fact that she kinda knows what she’s talking about in a lot of ways. To that end, she’s got some advice for Kanye West, with whom she’s worked a bit in the studio (when she could actually get him to pay attention to anything) which all boils down to the fact that he needs to chill the hell out.
From Rolling Stone:
“Don’t go to awards shows looking for justice,” she says in interviews for Rolling Stone‘s new cover story. “That’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Just go and have fun. I never got too engaged with who wins awards or not, because I don’t honestly think it’s that important. So that part of him I can’t relate to. Like, what’s the point of fighting for somebody to … like, ‘This person should have got it?’… I think sometimes he takes things too seriously.”
She also offered her thoughts on West as a creative force. “It’s really hard to describe Kanye in one sentence, so I may have to use several,” she says. “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, if you can get him to pay attention long enough, working with him in the studio. He would come and go. He would drive me bonkers, because he’s got so many things going on in his life. And this seemed to be the theme of my record, working with people who can’t get off their phone, can’t stop tweeting, can’t focus and finish a song. It drove me crazy. But when they did pay attention, it was brilliant. I was, like, running around with a butterfly net. But 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.”
Pot calling the kettle black there about the saying inappropriate shit, isn’t it, Madonna? Also, it actually kinda sounds like she doesn’t really like Kanye at all. He’s an ADD-ridden madman who takes himself too seriously and has no filter. Wow, he sure sounds like a barrel of laughs.