The pop superstar, 56, spoke candidly with magician David Blaine about dabbling in drugs in the past."It's about how people take drugs to connect to God or to a higher level of consciousness," she mused.I just say, 'Work around it Skillets,' and she does. But after stellar performances in the highly acclaimed , he's DEF going to be the next big thing. The star decided to ring in her birthday festivities right at the stroke of midnight over the weekend, when she dropped a special performance video on her Instagram account for everyone to see!!I don't know how she gets those tools under the hair but she does it."' Filed under: Madonna • Rihanna • Music Minute • Elton John • Donald Trump • Miley Cyrus • Pink • Lady Ga Ga • Sting • Daddy Yankee • Bruno Mars • Grammys • Kendrick Lamar • Kesha • Little Big Town • Sam Smith • Alessia Cara • Cardi B Too busy to watch the Grammys last night?? Expect to see him all over the award circuit AND in a LOT more projects next year! Related: Paris Says She & Britney Invented The Selfie!Apparently, the tines help "tighten the skin." In the clip, the 59-year-old plays around with a goofy filter — giving her brunette bangs with a blue bow — and jokes: "I'm just getting a facial right now from an esthetician… Related: Madonna Used To Get Facials From A Heroin Addict?! During the game, she brought out longtime pal Anderson Cooper, who ended up being her partner for the game — but it's what Cooper asked her before the game that has everybody talking!!OK, her name is Skillets and she's really good at doing facial when I'm wearing my hair in bangs with a bow tie on my head… For instance, we had only heard the name Timothee Chalamet as a guy who dated Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon and as an also-ran for the new Spider-Man. Ch-ch-check out Cooper asking Madonna when she was going to head back out on tour (below), and hear her GLORIOUS response: It's birthday time for Britney Spears!!
As soon as I was high, I was obsessed with flushing it out of me."I mean, Basquiat was my boyfriend for a while, and I remember getting up in the middle of the night and he wouldn't be in bed lying next to me; he'd be standing, painting, at four in the morning, this close to the canvas, in a trance.I was blown away by that, that he worked when he felt moved. Keith would meet kids on the street and ask them to come stretch his canvases for him.You stay inspired that way." PHOTOS: Madonna's craziest controversies As for any artists that she appreciates today?"I like Banksy," Madonna mused of the British street graffiti artist whose identity remains concealed."You don’t want to be the smartest person in the room; you want to be the dumbest in the room. "I remember having conversations with Keith [Haring] and with Basquiat about the importance of your art being accessible to people," she recalled.You want to be surrounded by other thinking people who are going to say something that makes you think, ' Oh, my God, that's an amazing idea. "That was their big thing—it should be available to everyone."So one has to do as much as possible all the time to get the most out of life." Maximizing her time included hanging out with those who pursued what they wanted in life."I was attracted to creative people," she reflected of her relationships. It just did." PHOTOS: Madonna — how her face has changed Part of Madonna's journey in music stems from her profound appreciation for art, which in turn, developed after dating famed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the very early '80s, when she was still a complete unknown trying to make it in downtown NYC.Basquiat had every B-boy and every graffiti artist in his loft. I think they felt guilty that they became successful and were surrounded by people who were penniless, so they shared what they had.They were incredibly generous people, and that rubbed off on me.