Pardon the provocative headline but I couldn’t particularly think of a classier way to put this. Madonna‘s feature for the new issue of Interview magazine is a doozy – endless pics (which will appear later in this post) in which she wears pseud0-lightweight bondage gear and sexy lingerie and yes, shows us her breasts in their entirety for about the 8,000th time. It’s old hat, sure, but that’s Madonna and she’s not about to try something new and innovative like she would’ve done in the ’80s – she’s just going to keep selling us sex and trying to compete with younger pop stars (who aren’t half of what she is anyway, but she doesn’t seem to realise that). Oh and the best part? David Blaine does the interview.
I haven’t read the whole interview just yet, but I checked out a bit of it and Madonna revealed that – SURPRISE! – she’s done a whole lot of drugs in her day.
BLAINE: I just heard the song “Devil Prays” [from Madonna's forthcoming album], and it’s fucking amazing. And it’s not like you were using drugs, but it’s all about drug use …
MADONNA: Well, no, it’s about how people take drugs to connect to God or to a higher level of consciousness. I keep saying, “Plugging into the matrix.” If you get high, you can do that, which is why a lot of people drop acid or do drugs, because they want to get closer to God. But there’s going to be a short circuit, and that’s the illusion of drugs, because they give you the illusion of getting closer to God, but ultimately they kill you. They destroy you. I mean, I tried everything once, but as soon as I was high, I spent my time drinking tons of water to get it out of my system. As soon as I was high, I was obsessed with flushing it out of me. [Blaine laughs] I was like, “Okay, I’m done now.”
BLAINE: Was that song written to anyone in particular?
MADONNA: No, just sharing my experiences that there are different ways to connect to a higher level of consciousness and that it’s the devil’s trick. It is the illusion.
Huh. No surprises there that Madonna enjoyed her fair share of illegal substances, but still writing songs about it? Eh. I dunno, it seems a bit old hat. Madonna has sorta fallen off her game since Ray of Light (and even that was a stretch) and that shit came out in ’98. There will never be anything that compares to Madonna in her hey day and I need her to stop.
Photos from the shoot below, but beware if you’re at work, as there are boobs involved: