Madonna Explains Her ‘Madame X’ Persona And New Eye Patch | TODAY


UNDERSTAND –>>WE DIDN’T YESTERDAY, TO BE HONEST.>>OKAY. HERE’S MORE.>>Reporter: HOW ARE YOU?>>GOOD. I’M ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE BUTTERFLIES IN MY STOMACH. ♪>>Reporter: MADONNA BUTTERFLIES? SHE THE SELLER OF 300 MILLION RECORDS? MADONNA? SO IF YOU ACTUALLY HAVE BUTTERFLIES –>>THAT MEANS I CARE.>>Reporter: UNDERSTOOD. WHAT IS THE MEASURE OF SUCCESS FOR THIS RECORD FOR YOU?>>THE MESSAGES THAT ARE IN THE SONGS THAT TO A>>Reporter: HER KNOW OPUS OPENS WITH A JOYFUL DANCE MALUMA, A>>Reporter: CAN I MAKE AN OBSERVATION? DO YOU HAVE A PATCH ON YOUR EYE?>>OKAY, YES, I DO.>>Reporter: AND THERE IS AN “X” ON IT?>>YES.>>Reporter:>>VERY GOOD OBSERVATION, HARRY.>>Reporter: I AM A REPORTER. I HAVE DONE THIS A LONG TIME. “MADAME X” IS THE TITLE OF THER. SHE CHANGES HER IDENTITY.>>Reporter: FROM THE MOMENT THE MATERIAL GIRL FIRST CAPTURED OUR ATTENTION, MADONNA HAS AWED AND SHOCKED US, DARING US NOT TO PAY ATTENTION. FEELS LIKE TO ME YOU ARE ON A KIND OF A HIGH-WIRE. YOU ARE FIERCE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY VULNERABLE.>>YES. OF COURSE.>>Reporter: CAN BOTH BE IN BALANCE?>>I HAVE MY DAYS WHERE I FEEL LIKE A WARRIOR AND INVINCIBLE, AND I HAVE DAYS WHERE I FEEL LIKE AN OPEN WOUND B>>Reporter: AS I WAS LISTENING TO SOME OF THE LYRICS OF THE SONGS I KEPT THINKING TO MYSELF THERE IS THIS AMAZING DEFIANCE IN YOU THAT’S BEEN THERE FROM –>>DAY ONE?>>Reporter: YEAH, RIGHT?>>YES.>>Reporter: DO YOU KNOW WHERE THAT COMES FROM?>>I REALLY DON’T KNOW. IT STARTED WHEN I WAS A CHILD. YEAH. CAME FROM THE WATER IN BAY CITY, MICHIGAN. I DON’T KNOW. IT CAME FROM NOT MY NATURE WAS TO QUESTION EVERYTHING. WHY, WHY? WHY DO THE BOYS HAVE NO RULES ♪>>Reporter: IS THERE A MOMENT WHEN YOUR CREATIVE JUICES AREN’T CHURNING?>>NO. BECAUSE EVEN BEING A MOTHER REQUIRES CREATIVITY. YEAH. EVEN MAKING THE BED REQUIRES CREATIVITY.>>Reporter: HOW HAS HAVING SIX CHILDREN INFORMED YOUR LIFE?>>IT’S REMINDED ME HOW PRECIOUS TIME IS AND HOW EACH CHILD REQUIRES ATTENTION AND VIGILANCE AND GUIDANCE IN A DIFFERENT WAY. THEY TEACH YOU TO STOP BEING OBSESSED WITH YOURSELF. SELF-OBSESSION IS NOT ALLOWED WITH CHILDREN. THE MORE KIDS YOU HAVE, THE BETTER YOU GET AT BEING A PARENT.>>Reporter: REALLY?>>YEAH, DEFINITELY. OF COURSE. IT’S LIKE EVERYTHING. THE MORE SONGS I WRITE, THE BETTER I GET AS A SONGWRITER.>>Reporter: DOES THE MENU MEAN TO HAVE MORE KIDS?>>NOT AT THIS SECOND, BUT NEVER SAY NEVER.>>Reporter: DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO PEOPLE?>>NO. THAT PART I DON’T KNOW. AND I’M SURE PEOPLE ARE CONFLICTED ABOUT THE WAY THEY FEEL ABOUT ME BECAUSE I THINK I PUSH A LOT OF BUTTONS. I MEAN, ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IS A PARADOX. I HOPE THAT COMES THROUGH IN MY RECORD ALSO. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH A THEME IN A LOT OF THE SONGS, ESPECIALLY EXTREME OXIDANT. WHEN I SAY I GUESS I’M LOST. I PAID A HANDSOME COST, THE THINGS THAT HURT ME MOST WAS THAT I WASN’T LOST. SO THAT SAYS IT ALL.>>Reporter: GREAT

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