Madonna has said she and Kanye West had a tough time working together – but they can still respect each other.
The two superstars are both used to calling the shots in any situation, so when they teamed up for her new album Rebel Heart, it seemed inevitable that sparks would fly.
But while Madonna and Kanye couldn’t agree on everything, she still appreciated the rapper’s help, even if she didn’t always take his advice.
The Queen of Pop told US Cosmopolitan of the collaboration: “It’s a little bit of a bullfight, but we take turns. He knows that he’s walking into a room with a person with a strong point of view, and I do, too.
“I listen to what he has to say, take it in, and he listens to what I say and takes it in. We didn’t agree on everything, but he has good ideas.”
In the same interview, Madonna – who graced the front cover of the magazine’s May issue – took issue with the suggestion that the music business had become easier for women over the years.
She warned: “Don’t be fooled, not much has changed – certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people.
“Since I started, I’ve had people giving me a hard time because they didn’t think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.”
Madge also had something to say about her online haters, telling them: “You can hide behind your computer or your phone and say whatever you want – you’re not known.
“Could you say it to my face? Would you say it to my face? I doubt it.”