Madonna talks Super Bowl with Jay Leno, releases 'MDNA' cover art
Move over, Patriots and Giants — Madonna’s making sure she’s the star of this Super Bowl week.
After revealing that a preview video for her new single “Gimme All Your Luvin,” featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will premiere on American Idol Thursday, the halftime headliner visited Jay Leno to shore up more buzz for her big show.
“It’s the most nerve-racking thing I’ve ever done,” she told Leno. “The Super Bowl is like the Holy of Holies of America. I have to go on in the middle of that Holy of Holies and put on the greatest show that was ever put on before.”
As for what the Greatest Show That Was Ever Put On will include? “Well, for sure no nipples,” she assured. “I mean, I don’t like to repeat myself.”
She’s of course referring to her infamous performance at the 1984 MTV VMAs, during which, in her words, “the dress went up, and the underpants were showing.”
“Give Me All Your Love” (with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.)
“Ray of Light”
Plus, the TMZ people have somehow acquired 22 pictures of the halftime show stage setup, and it kind of looks like a life-size level of Guitar Hero. Also, in one shot the word “vogue” is prominently featured on the set, so that’s exciting?
But that’s not all. The pop legend has also gone ahead and unveiled the cover art for her upcoming album (out March 26):
To hear more about the performance (as well as W.E. and MDNA) from Madonna herself, check out the interview in its entirety below:
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