Madonna has admitted her admiration for Kendrick Lamar, particularly his most recent album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. She has also said that she would be interested in collaborating with the rapper should the opportunity arise.
The pop icon made the admittance when she was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; she had been on the show to promote Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, her new remix album.
The new compilation album contains several of Madonna’s collaborations throughout the years, including Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and Swae Lee. The mention of them prompted Jimmy Fallon to ask Madonna if she had anyone in mind that she had not yet been able to work with.
Madonna replied, “There’s one artist that I worship more than anything in life, and I would love to collaborate with him, and that’s Kendrick Lamar. His new record is history-making. Mind-bogglingly brilliant. It’s insane.”
Later on in the show, Madonna teamed up with The Roots, as well as Fallon, to perform the title song from Music, her eighth studio album, released back in the year 2000. It was part of ‘Classroom Instruments’, a section of the show that sees Fallon’s guests perform one of their songs with children’s instruments. During the segment, Madonna played the triangle, while Fallon played a wooden block, and The Roots took up the keyboard, ukulele and xylophone.
Finally Enough will celebrate Madonna’s whopping 50 number one hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. In 2020, ‘I Don’t Search I Find’ from Madame X earned her 50th chart topper in that particular chart, which made her the first artist with 50 number ones in any Billboard chart.
An abridged version of the album with 16 songs was released in June, and the full 50-track length version will be available for streaming next Friday (August 19th).