On Nicki Minaj’s birthday, Twitter was abuzz with tweets that Madonna kissed Minaj. In this clip from Thursday’s daytime exclusive, Madonna says, it’s true. “Um, it was her birthday,” says Madonna. “So just fill in the blanks. No, it was her birthday and it was actually the end of one of those long days of shooting and we were all giving a birthday toast to her, after a few sips of champagne I kissed her. Yes.”
Madonna also says she has a lot of respect for both Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., with whom she recently recorded. “I listen to Nicki Minaj, yes I love her. I love both of them, actually,” says Madonna. “I wanted to collaborate with both of them on my record, because I’m a fan of their music, but also, I like their independence, their spirit, they’re cheeky and unique and they have individual voices and they’re not conventional pop stars, and I really admire them both.