The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Backstage And Audience
Kanye West and Madonna attend the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Backstage at The Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  Jason Kempin—WireImage/Getty Images

Madonna Says Kanye West Is 'The Black Madonna'

Mar 09, 2015

Madonna seems to think she has finally met her match in Kanye West, who collaborated on her new album Rebel Heart, out Tuesday. "Kanye is the new Madonna," she told the New York Daily News. "Kanye is the black Madonna."

Surprisingly, Madonna was not comparing their ego or talent, but their shared ability to polarize and upset the masses. "We’re comrades in the envelope-pushing genre."

The singer doesn't seem to be prepared to stop pushing envelopes anytime soon, but she is hurt by recent criticism that her style is age-inappropriate—particularly an outfit worn to the Grammys that revealed her butt. "Mostly I hear it from women," she said. "I feel I should be hearing support—like, 'Good for you.'"

[New York Daily News]

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