MADONNA: Rolling Stone Interview Highlights

On LADY GAGA ……..“I see myself in Lady Gaga. When I saw her, she didnt have a lot of money for her production. she’s got holes in her fishnets, and there’s mistakes everywhere. It was kind of a mess, but I can see that she has that IT Factor. It’s nice to see that at a raw stage”

On her biggest hits ….. “I’ve never been a good judge of what things are going to be huge or not. The songs that I think are the most retarded songs I’ve written, like “Cherish” and “Sorry”, a pretty big hit off my last album, end up being the biggest hits. “Into the Groove” is another song I feel retarded singing, but everybody seems to like it.”

On JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE .….. “Justin is a brilliant songwriter. I mean, “What Goes Around…..Comes Around?” Brilliant. I thought it would be a challenge to work with him. He’s sort of a Cary Grant. I love him. I love working with him.”

On who’s TURNED HER DOWN! “I wanted to work with EMINEM. I dont think he wanted to work with me. Maybe he’s shy.”

On her 80’s hairstyles & looks “It’s ok. It was the 80’s It was a bad hairstyle era. Let’s face it! “

On Growing up : “I was a geek in High School. I didn’t really have a drink until my first divorce!”

The biggest challenge of her career? “Working on EVITA. It’s a whole different singing sensibility. I had to seriously work with a vocal coach”

On the first 3 concerts she saw ……. “My first show was DAVID BOWIE. My second show was ELTON JOHN, and my third was BOB MARLEY! Not bad right?”

Thanks JP!

Read the full interview at Absolument Madonna!