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Jan 31, 2012 9:59am

Madonna Talks New Album and Super Bowl Performance on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Madonna discussed her new album and her upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday night. She told Jay Leno that the album’s title, MDNA, is a “triple entendre.” When Leno asked her if it represents both her name and “Madonna DNA,” she replied in the affirmative. She then implied that it’s also a reference to the drug MDMA, or ecstasy, which provides “euphoric feelings of love.”

Looking ahead to Sunday, the queen of pop said the Super Bowl performance will be the “most nerve-racking thing I’ve ever done,” in part because she won’t be able to do a sound check beforehand. Calling the Super Bowl “the holy of holies,” she joked she has to “put on the greatest show that’s ever been put on before, so that’s no pressure.” Madge promised not to show nipples during the performance because, she quipped, “I don’t like to repeat myself or do what other people have done before me,” referring to Janet Jackson’s infamous wardrobe malfunction.

Madonna did recall her own personal wardrobe malfunction during her iconic performance of “Like a Virgin” at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards. While wearing a wedding dress and walking down a wedding cake, she said, she lost a shoe, and while trying to recover it, she dove onto the floor, revealing her underpants in the process.

Madonna also plugged her film, “W.E.,” which opens in limited release Friday. MDNA drops in March.


User Comments

Hopefully no one will watch the over the hill, long in the tooth Madonna and her halftime show, The NFL crew that picked her should be fired.

Posted by: dave | January 31, 2012, 10:56 am 10:56 am

Not that I really care who performs at halftime, but WHY Madonna?!?!?!?!?

Posted by: Jim | January 31, 2012, 11:14 am 11:14 am

Maybe the picked her because she has sold more albums than any other female artist in history, and her last tour in 2008-09 was the highest grossing tour by a solo artist. Besides, 53 isn’t over the hill.

Posted by: KJM1968 | January 31, 2012, 11:49 am 11:49 am

“I don’t like to repeat myself or do what other people have done before me.” Oh, the irony! Has Madonna EVER done anything that was original? There’s a difference between an artist and a pop star, and she’s definitely the latter.

Posted by: Lynne | January 31, 2012, 3:12 pm 3:12 pm

Hey Dave. I’ll be watching and I’m sure many other people will be too.
Don’t feel force in watching Madonna’s performance. However, I get the feeling you might just tune in to see what her royal highness will do on stage.

Posted by: Liz Miranda | January 31, 2012, 3:14 pm 3:14 pm

Dave, the question is really how did they convince Madonna to do some stupid football show for a bunch of idiot smelly neanderthals. It’s really beneath her. The NFL has got to be the biggest waste of skin on the planet.

Posted by: Bru | January 31, 2012, 8:48 pm 8:48 pm

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