Madonna's new single "Crave" is out today -- five weeks ahead of her highly anticipated album Madame X.
Never shy about being suggestive or provocative, The Material Girl sheds light on the song, her often defensive attitude and what Mother's Day means to her.
Madonna discussed her new single "Crave."
"Well, you know, how we all have desires and things we can't have. We chase after things that are running away. It is about desire and longing more than anything -- and that craving that you for something. It's not a chocolate bar, it's not a pizza."
Thirty-five years after "Holiday" and "Borderline" put her on the radio, she's still not comfortable with the way the media treats her:
“Cause Madonna's always getting attacked. I think it's partly cause I'm a woman with an opinion and that's not been a very welcome character trait in our society through the centuries, let's say. So that's part of it that I'm opinionated, that I speak out against inhumane behavior. I speak out for marginalized people. I say provocative things, I get in people's faces. I fight; I fight back."
A mother of six children, who range in age from six to 22, Madonna is, as you'd expect, looking forward to Sunday.
"Oh God, I get to have all my kids with me. And I get to have a day off. We just hang out. We don't have a plan or a schedule and I don't work. I hope I'm going to just lay in my bed all day and my children are going to sit on my bed and bring me donuts, Krispy Kreme donuts, tell me how much they love me and appreciate me and spray rose mist on my face all the time."