Madonna gave Kanye West the ultimate compliment when she compared the 37-year-old rapper to herself.
"Kanye is the new Madonna," the 56-year-old pop icon told New York Daily News. "Kanye is the black Madonna."
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Further explaining her proclamation, she added, "We know, and recognize, that we have that in common. We're comrades in the envelope-pushing genre."
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Like West -- who has a producer credit on Madonna's album Rebel Heart for the track "Illuminati"-- Madonna has faced lots of controversy as a public figure, and according to her, that will never change. "People have always judged me, and given me s**t about one thing or another," she said. "Now they're giving me s**t about age."
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