Other than music, what else do Madonna and Kanye West have in common? Controversy, of course. And none other than the Queen of Pop herself has declared that "Kanye is the black Madonna."
Madge, whose new album Rebel Heart features three collaborations with Kanye, told New York Daily News, "We know, and recognize, that we have that in common. We're comrades in the envelope-pushing genre."
On the retrospective nature of her album, she mentioned that a lot of reminiscing went on during its making. "I've been doing what I've been doing for over three decades, so in many ways I feel like a survivor," she said. "I see that many of my peers, and friends, and people I collaborated with are no longer with us. That gave me pause. I said, 'Wow, I can't believe I made it this far.' That was a catalyst for me."