In an interview with Hot 97 radio earlier today, the “Anaconda” rapstress laid on the sweet talk regarding her idol, Madge — the same woman she once performed alongside at the 2012 Super Bowl. (Along with “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” she also hopped on MDNA‘s “I Don’t Give A” and provided a video backdrop for the MDNA World Tour.)
Technically, she could have stopped singing the praises of the High Priestess of Kabbalah had she only been seeking to promote their collaboration two years ago. Instead, Nicki showed her true colors as an enduring Madonna stan while defending her (rather legendary) “Anaconda” single artwork.
We were on the set of the video and I was taking pictures while I was shooting the video. I took a whole bunch of photos and then I asked my photographer, ‘Hey, can you show me a couple?’ And for some strange reason that particular picture just stood out to me. And I asked my manager Gee, ‘Should I put this picture out?’ I never saw him act like that, he was like, ‘Uhh, I don’t know. I have to think about that one.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ I didn’t understand it ’cause he’s usually laid back. And because he didn’t want me to put it out, I put it out. He was thinking that it may be too over the top and I said, ‘In the beginning of my career, I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don’t wanna lose that sense of who I am.’ I feel like one of the people who I looked up to the most was Madonna and she’s never stopped pushing the envelope. She’s never stopped taking risks and I don’t want to ever stop doing that either.
You see? Nicki still cherishes (REFERENCE) her time with The Queen Of Everything. And good for Nicki for sticking to her buns! Absolutely no regrets.
Perhaps the two superstar gal-pals can link up again over a FaceTime sesh while Instagramming their bathroom selfies to share some salad-tossing tips or something? We already know they’re both into it. Queens!
“Anaconda” was released on August 4. (iTunes)