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The singer said that although she tried various substances, she didn't feel happy taking them because she wanted to look after her body.
The star, 56, told Mojo magazine: 'My problem is I don't have the stamina to take drugs. I feel terrible afterwards. I'm destroyed for days and days. I can't do anything and I don't want that inconvenience in my life. So I don't feel it's worth the price you have to pay,' she said.
'Even when I was younger and in my 20s, trying this and that....I mean, I never really did that many drugs,' she told the mag.
'I'm too big of a p***y. Also, I'm a dancer and I don't want to destroy my body. I want to feel physically good. So it never came naturally to me to get out of my brains or get so high that I couldn't get out of bed for three days. And that's what happened to me if I did anything.'
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
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The 56-year-old singer admits she found it very difficult when Lourdes Leon, 18, moved out of their New York City home to attend the University of Michigan last year.
The 'Living For Love' hitmaker said: 'It's hard letting them go out into the world but when she left home to go to college I was a mess. It was really hard letting her go.'
The star, who also has son Rocco, 14, and adopted children David and Mercy, both nine, is glad that the teenager is attending her alma-mater, but still misses her.
She told Australia's 'Today Show': 'I've come to terms with it, but yes I miss her and she's a part of me, it was like losing my arm.'
Lourdes, whose father is personal trainer Carlos Leon, is pursuing a bachelor's degree of fine arts in drama and theatre, and is taking classes in a range of art forms and creative practices, from animation to traditional acting skills.
Her famous mother attended the same university in the 1970s, but dropped out before receiving her degree to pursue a career in music.
Liz could not reveal, but she did say: 'Madonna just shot a video for the first single from her ‘Rebel Heart’ album. It’s 'Living for Love' and we did it in Brooklyn. Lots of gorgeous men and incredible dancing and she looked very sexy. But I think the most important thing was how much fun she was having!' (Liz R. and I agree that Madonna needs more fun. Really. The woman never relaxes!)
'Living for Love' will be released February 12th. The album lands in March.
The magazine features another new picture inside and a 13-page article and interview with Madonna. A free CD on the cover includes 14 tracks from Madonna's New York scene.
Tyson says that 'Iconic,' which features the boxer as a hype man of sorts, came together after Madonna reached out to him for the appearance. 'Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go,' Tyson said. 'I didn't know what the hell I was going there for. I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna. She has her producer there and I go into the studio and I didn't know if she wanted me to talk or rap. I just go in there and start talking. I'm talking about my life and things that I have endured. I'm saying some really crazy stuff. It was really intense.'
Apparently, Tyson and Madonna are old friends - the champ says that he and Madonna met on a double date in 1988 with Madonna's then-husband Sean Penn and Tyson's then-wife Robin Givens, and the quartet took in a Pee-wee Herman movie. While Tyson describes Madonna as an 'awesome, serene person,' but also dishes out some kind words to Mussolini, who inspired his ad-libbed moment on 'Iconic.'
'When I did it, I think about being some guy like [Benito] Mussolini and they're really arrogant, but you try to come from a positive perspective and be uplifting,' said Tyson. 'You watch Mussolini on television - even though we don't understand what he's saying - he is so mesmerizing. I look at myself in that way. I know people may say 'this guy's a fascist' and all this stuff, but man, you can take positivity from watching him. No wonder why Hitler was attracted to him. This guy's a hypnotic figure. There's so much pride behind what he's saying. I'm not even Italian and I feel the pride he's projecting. He had that street swag; he was doing this stuff with his hands and moving his head before it was even hip-hop.'
So, again, Tyson said that Benito Mussolini had 'street swag.' Happy Friday, I guess?
Police said Israel's cybercrime unit arrested 38-year-old Adi Lederman on Wednesday after an investigation coordinated with the FBI, which confirmed its involvement. Police also accused Lederman of stealing songs from other international artists whom they declined to name.
Songs from Madonna's upcoming album 'Rebel Heart,' to be released in March, were leaked online in December. At the time, she urged her fans not to listen to the stolen copies that had surfaced, writing on Instagram: 'I have been violated as a human and an artist.' She later released six songs, calling it an 'early Christmas gift' for fans.
Madonna welcomed Lederman's initial arrest, writing on her Facebook page that she was 'profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker.' She called the hack 'deeply devastating.'
Madonna has long claimed a special bond with Israel. The diva has made personal pilgrimages to the country, she practices Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism, and she launched her 2012 'MDNA' tour in Israel.
The investigation began after Madonna's representative in Israel lodged a complaint, a police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with protocol.
Lederman, a Tel Aviv resident, auditioned for the Israeli reality show 'A Star is Born' in 2012.
When asked by one of the judges what he does for a living, he responded: 'Mainly wasting my life away, it seems, because I'm told that I should be on stage.' He sang Stevie Wonder's 'Don't You Worry About a Thing.'
Efrat Nahmany-Bar, a lawyer for Lederman said he denies the allegations. She said Lederman has not been charged and believes there was not sufficient evidence for an indictment. She said Lederman has no access to computers under the terms of his house arrest.
From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News
In the latest issue of MOJO magazine, available in the UK and online from Tuesday, January 27, Madonna speaks candidly about the musical choices and lyrical confessions that have driven her from Michigan misfit to global superstar via the musical melting pot of New York in the late-’70s/early-’80s.
'All my friends were DJs so I wanted my records to sound like what I wanted to dance to,' says Madonna of her musical baby steps. 'I would go to clubs and I would listen to what would make me dance. And then I would go back and I would work on my music. I mean, I was influenced by Debbie Harry, Talking Heads, The B-52’s. So to me the line was very blurred between what I was working on and what I was dancing to.'
Madonna also holds forth about drugs, religion, free music in the digital age – her position very different from that of recent MOJO cover stars U2 with whom she shares manager Guy Oseary - and her latest studio album, her 13th, entitled Rebel Heart. But again and again she returns to her passion for music and its atavistic power.
'Just the feeling of the tribal, the community,' she tells MOJO’s Tom Doyle. 'Y’know, people coming together in a room. That bass booming, people dancing, moving in unison. There’s something really primal about it and inexplicable. I think it’s in our nature to want to do that. To want to join together and move to a beat.'
It’s the first time Madonna has been on the cover of MOJO magazine, an occasion prompting two editions: a news-stand version and a Special Subscribers’ Issue with exclusive artwork overseen by Madonna herself.
'I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker. I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music. Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life - creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime.'
'The end of Privacy is not something any of us are ready for! #livingforlove'
Her 13th album, 'Rebel Heart', features a number of collaborators including Kanye West, who Madge had only kind words to speak of.
'I like that he likes to push the envelope.' Madonna told MOJO. 'He hears music in a different and unique way.'
She went on to add: 'I think Diplo’s the same. I like people who think outside the box ‘cos they take a song I’ve written that’s quite straightforward and pop and deconstruct it. Rip it apart and turn it into something else.'
As for how she started making her own music and who she was inspired by, it's all down to her love of dancing.
'All my friends were DJs so I wanted my records to sound like what I wanted to dance to,' Madonna told MOJO.
'I would go to clubs and I would listen to what would make me dance. And then I would go back and I would work on my music,' she said.
'I mean, I was influenced by Debbie Harry, Talking Heads, The B-52’s. So to me the line was very blurred between what I was working on and what I was dancing to.'
MOJO is on sale in the UK and online from Tuesday 27 January.
From MTV UK
Israeli police said the man was suspected of stealing work from several unnamed international stars.
A private investigator connected to the case confirmed Madonna was among them.
The pop star rush-released a number of new songs last month after demos and unfinished mixes from her new album Rebel Heart made their way online.
Madonna called the leak 'a form of terrorism.'
Her manager Guy Oseary said the 'devastating' action had prompted the surprise release of six songs from Rebel Heart in December, months earlier than planned.
Asher Wizman, the owner of a private investigation firm in Israel, told the Reuters news agency he was contacted by Madonna's team several weeks ago after rumours of an Israeli connection to the leak.
'Our investigator found her computers, at home and at a studio, were broken into from a computer in Israel,' he told Reuters.
'We tracked down the computer, and the man behind it. After gathering enough evidence, we turned to the police and he was arrested today.'
Police did not immediately name the 39-year-old man, although local reports identified him as a former contestant on one of Israel's TV talent shows.
'He is suspected of computer hacking, copyright violation and fraudulent receipt of goods,' a police spokesman said.
'During the investigation it appeared the suspect had broken into the computers of a number of international artists, stole unreleased demos and final tracks and sold them over the internet.'
The arrest in Israel comes a day after Bjork was forced to release her new album Vulnicura two months ahead of schedule after it leaked over the weekend.
From BBC News
Madonna for Mojo shot and painted (messed up 🙈) by me (Mert Alas) and @macpiggott @madonna #rebelheart #mertalas #mertandmarcus #devilpray
Arianne Phillips tweeted these #fashioncredits: shirt @thombrowneny, waistcoat @prada, bespoke cross @lynn_ban, tie @Armani
Check them out: www.youtube.com/madonna #LivingForLove #RebelHeart
1. Living For Love
2. Devil Pray
4. Unapologetic Bitch
6. Bitch I’m Madonna [feat. Nicki Minaj]
7. Hold Tight
8. Joan of Arc
9. Iconic [feat. Chance the Rapper and Mike Tyson]
11. Body Shop
12. Holy Water
13. Inside Out
14. Wash All Over Me
15. Best Night
16. Veni Vedi Vici [feat. Nas]
19. Rebel Heart
The Queen of Pop is '99 per cent confirmed' to take to the stage to perform at the event in February, reported the Daily Mirror.
A source said the Girl Gone Wild singer has 'cleared her diary' for the ceremony, which she last performed at in 1995.
'Madonna wants to perform to the biggest number of people for the maximum impact and there's no better place for a controversy-filled Madonna performance than the Brits,' said the insider.
'She has already confirmed she will perform at the Grammys, when she will debut the new music. But her album is due out on March 9, a month after the LA ceremony, so she wants another large platform to perform her songs on just before it is released.'
It's thought Madonna, 56, will perform tracks from her new album Rebel Heart at the Brits, which will take place on February 25 at the O2 Arena in London.
However, a spokeswoman for the star said it was 'just speculative' at this stage.
Before the Brits, Madonna will be on stage at the Grammys at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 8.
From Press Association Via Yahoo! News