Madonna: Work Saved Me

October 14, 2009 By:
Madonna: Work Saved Me

Madonna graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine this month, opening up in an interview about her divorce, how she’s coping, and what artists she’s into these days. Here are some snippets from the article.

Madonna on her divorce:
"What can you say? It was a challenging year. I think work saved me, and I'm very grateful that I had work to do. I may have thrown myself off a building. Life is an adjustment. It's different. My sons aren't with me right now, they're with their father, and I'm not very comfortable with the idea of my children not living together. There are pros and cons, but I feel good now."

Madonna on her favorite artists:
"I think Lady Gaga is great. When [she and daughter Lourdes] saw her, I actually felt a kind of recognition. I thought, "She's got something." There's something quirky about her. She's fearless and funny, and when she spoke to the audience, she sounded intelligent and clever. She's unique."

Madonna on Justin Timberlake:
"There's people like Justin Timberlake, who's really good-looking and laid back. He's sort of a Cary Grant. I love him, I love working with him, but I don't recognize myself in him. But I can see myself in Lady Gaga. In the early part of my career, for sure. When I saw her, she didn't have a lot of money for her production, she's got holes in her fishnets, and there's mistakes everywhere. It was kind of a mess, but I can see that she's got that It factor. It's nice to see that at a raw stage."

Take notes Lady Gaga! Believe it or not, Madonna herself has gotten turned down by a fellow artist she wanted to work with! To find out who it is, check out the full story on