Madonna on the cover of Interview magazine

To celebrate the social media craze, the publication asked some of the world's biggest celebrities to take a picture of themselves for a variety of front pages.

Among them is the 57-year-old mega star, who shot a snap of herself with pigtails looking up at the camera. Editorial director Fabien Baron found it fascinating to see how people's contributions varied, with Madonna's one of the most relaxed.

'You really understand what people are about,' he explained to WWD, adding that while some were highly produced, others were 'raw.'

'It’s interesting for Madonna because she didn’t give a sh*t.' According to Fabien, the singer simply took a few quick selfies between rehearsals on tour.

Also starring on the eight covers for September are Miley Cyrus, Zayn Malik, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Mert Alas, Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez.

'We just asked people to imagine their ultimate self portraits - whether it was highly produced or a simple selfie,' Interview editor-in-chief Keith Pollock revealed. 'We wanted to see how they see themselves and how they want to be seen. We allowed each subject to imagine their own shoots.'

There's also a portfolio inside the magazine that features selfies from 150 other personalities.

Despite Interview being founded by Andy Warhol back in 1969, Keith and Fabien believe the late artist would approve of the very modern theme. 'We are conscious of our heritage. Andy did selfies 50 years ago. He’d be doing selfies if he were alive today,' they said.

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Madonna back on the front of Cosmo

Twenty-five years after first appearing on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, Madonna has been featured once again on the cover of the US edition.

She revealed a few details about working with Kanye West in the May edition, which features four different covers of her.

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 they 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 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.'

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MOJO magazine hits London stores early!

The Madonna edition of MOJO magazine has hit London newsstands early. It has been spotted in WHSmiths and many local newsagents. It will reach the rest of the UK by Tuesday.

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.

Madonna: World Exclusive Interview In Latest MOJO!

MOJO magazine have revealed the newsstand cover of the March 2015 edition and preview the world exclusive interview with Madonna:

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.


Madonna Reveals How Kanye West 'Pushes The Envelope'

Madonna has opened up for the first time about her expansive career in the music industry as she reveals all in the latest issue of MOJO magazine.

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.


V Magazine: Cover #1 Revealed

In a worldwide exclusive, V Magazine and Steven Klein come together to capture Madonna and Katy Perry in their element, under the sartorial eye of Arianne Phillips. Did you know that these two, the most famous acts on the planet, are also fast friends? Here are a few of their choice quotes from the accompanying story, the entirety of which will appear on newsstands this Memorial Day.

KATY PERRY: I was sore in my upper body and in my butt area from all that squatting.
MADONNA: It’s good to be sore in your butt. My neck is sore from that wonderful moment when I was sucking on your heel.

M: I would always say, Dad, I’m an artist, I have to express myself. You don’t understand. I think he’s finally come to terms with it. It’s only taken 30 years. He’s like, Do you have to simulate masturbation on the bed? Do you have to? Yes, Dad, I do.
KP: I haven’t gone that far yet, but maybe under your great mentorship I might reach that point.

M: A couple of weeks before my production rehearsals I look and feel like a truck ran me over.
KP: [laughs] Oh, I look like that now.

KP: Im so OCD that I want those letters in alphabetical order. C-D-O would be my preference.


V Magazine: Double Trouble with Madonna and Katy

Madonna and Katy Perry announced via their Instagram accounts that they have done a joint photoshoot with Steven Klein for the Summer 2014 issue of V Magazine. The magazine should hit US stores next week.

Madonna captioned her picture: 'V magazine got me like....Kneel down for what??????? @vmagazine This week #artforfreedom #unapologeticbitch'

Katy posted her picture saying: 'Mmmmm my baby's got a secret....'

Magazines: L'Uomo Vogue

Madonna's cover and Tom Munro photoshoot for the May/June 2014 issue of L'Uomo Vogue has been released on the magazines website at

'Her next album will be connected with Art For Freedom. And we can expect to see her increasingly involved and committed. 'I have no choice. At this point, there’s no turning back. This is my role in the world, my work as an artist. I have a voice and I have to use it'

The full article and larger pictures can be seen at:

Madonna's photoshoot for L'Uomo Vogue

Madonna is taking on menswear for a photoshoot for L'Uomo Vogue magazine. In this picture she posted on her Instagram account today she commented:

'Working Armani For L'Uomo Vogue! #artforfreedom'

Madonna also posted two other pictures earlier possibly from the same photoshoot.

'Long hair....Don't Care!!!!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove'

'Smokin..............#ididntinhale. #icantwait'

Madonna poses for Terry Richardson

Madonna is the latest celebrity to take part in a racy photoshoot for photographer Terry Richardson.

Richardson shared pictures on Wednesday (October 16) on his blog of the 'Vogue' singer donning a black thong while posing in his studio for a Harper's Bazaar shoot.

Madonna can also be seen wearing a chainmail mesh mask and being adorned with a crucifix necklace in other images released by the famed photographer.

Her interview with Harper's Bazaar is featured in the November issue.

The pop diva's session with Richardson comes on the heels of him releasing similarly provocative images of Paris Hilton and Miley Cyrus.

From Digital Spy / Picture by Terry Richardson

US Magazines: Harpers Bazaar

Madonna has done a brand new cover photoshoot for Harpers Bazaar magazine (November 2013 issue). The photoshoot is by Terry Richardson and the fashion editor is B. Akerlund.

The article inside the magazine is written by Madonna, about her life (almost a mini-biography) with the reasons why she doesn't conform and has to be daring.

Truth or Dare. That is a catchphrase that's often associated with me. I made a documentary film with this title, and it has stuck to me like flypaper ever since. It's a fun game to play if you're in the mood to take risks, and usually I am. However, you have to play with a clever group of people. Otherwise you'll find yourself French-kissing everyone in the room or giving blow jobs to Evian bottles!
People usually choose 'truth' when it's their turn because you can tell a lie about yourself and no one will be the wiser, but when you are dared to do something, you have to actually do it. And doing something daring is a rather scary proposition for most people. Yet for some strange reason, it has become my raison d'être.
If I can't be daring in my work or the way I live my life, then I don't really see the point of being on this planet.
That may sound rather extremist, but growing up in a suburb in the Midwest was all I needed to understand that the world was divided into two categories: people who followed the status quo and played it safe, and people who threw convention out the window and danced to the beat of a different drum. I hurled myself into the second category, and soon discovered that being a rebel and not conforming doesn't make you very popular. In fact, it does the opposite. You are viewed as a suspicious character. A troublemaker. Someone dangerous.

To read more from Madonna's article visit

Pictures from Harpers Bazaar / Terry Richardson

UK Magazines: 'Q'

The March 2013 issue of UK music magazine 'Q' took a look at the 'The Ten Greatest Gigs of All Time' - Madonna's Blond Ambition concert at Wembley Stadium (20 July 1990) is included in the list as 'The Globe-Straddling Outrage'.

Madonna is the only female and solo artist featured, others in the top ten are Oasis (24 March 1994), Nirvana (03 December 1989), The White Stripes (6 August 2001), Radiohead (22 May 1997), Orbital (25 June 1994), The Smiths (20 July 1986), Public Enemy (01 November 1987), The Who (14 February 1970) and U2 (11 August 1993).

UK Magazines: Record Collector

Peter Magennis (The Beats Within) has written a six-page article about the making of Everybody, which is out now in UK magazine, Record Collector (February edition).

The story of Madonna's rise to fame has been told many, many times, but thanks to his exclusive interviews with virtually Everybody who was involved in making the single, the article reveals some cool new facts about Madonna - including the name of yet another unreleased demo from the early years. This feature is possibly one of the most in-depth articles about the making of Madonna's first single.

Included in the article are new and exclusive interviews with Mark Kamins (producer), Bob Blank (studio owner), Butch Jones (studio engineer), Fred Zarr (synths), Leslie Ming (drums), Ira Siegel (guitar), Rob Prinz (Madonna's first agent), Danny Tenaglia (legendary club DJ) and Charlene 'Chardonna' Martinez (the world's first Madonna wanna-be) - many of whom very kindly spoke exclusively and went on the record for the first time about working with Madonna in and out of the studio.

The magazine is in UK stores now and it will also become available in select international book stores (Barnes & Noble, etc) in the coming weeks. International fans can also buy the magazine direct from the Record Collector website at

Attitude magazine wants your Blond Ambition memories

Matt Cain, the Channel 4 News arts presenter and gay cultural history columnist for Attitude magazine, will be writing a piece about Madonna's Blond Ambition tour for next months magazine.

He wants madonnalicious readers to tweet him their thoughts on the tour, and their memories if they were lucky enough to see it. Your tweet might be chosen and included in the article!

So tweet your Blond Ambition thoughts to @MatthewCainC4. Why not include @_madonnalicious to your tweet so we can read your memories too?