During a 30-minute televised interview in front of a live audience of 150 people, Madonna promoted her new video for “Medellin” and her new album Madame X.
The singer, 60, dressed in fishnets, a corset, and an eye-patch sipped on pink champagne while answering pre-approved questions from the 150 attendees and fans from Milan, New York, and Sao Paulo via satellite.
The painfully long five-second delay in the satellite feed caused Madonna to proclaim, “This is a weird conversation.”
Madonna now lives in Lisbon so she could become a “soccer mom” to her son, who has aspirations of becoming a professional soccer player. She knew the United States didn’t have the right training so she “spun the globe” and “did a lot of research” and ended up in Lisbon.
She discusses the influence her new home in Portugal played on Madame X and returning to her roots, including the lyric, “I took a pill to be naive, to be someone I’ve never been,” in her newest song.
“What I mean by that line is, naive in terms of not caring what people think. I feel like when I started my career as an artist, I was naive,” Madonna told the crowd. “I wanted to be able to go back to that time in my life when I was just starting out in New York and I didn’t care what people thought.”
“That is also the time in my life, when I was 19, when I was given the name Madame X. So the whole story has come full circle…. Madame X is back to her roots. She doesn’t care zero you-know-whats.”