Looks like the Queen of Pop does heavily inspire Queen Bey!
But now, there's official (and inspirational) confirmation!
At a screening for her "visual album" on Saturday in NYC, Bey finally revealed some Material Girl intel inside her new bananas music:
"I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire—show other women, when you get to this point in your career, you don’t have to go sign with someone else and share your money, and your success, you can do it yourself."
"I found a team of underdogs, a team of women, a team of people that no one believed in. And we worked together and we stayed up all night and we were progressive and we did not follow the rules and we said, ‘Why can’t we do it?’ and I don’t think people believed, you know?"
Oh, we believe in your mogul fabooshness, Mrs. Carter!
Sooo OBSESSED that Madge and Beyoncé are sharing their love affair with the world AND that we get an insider's look into the making of this epic album!
Christmas has totes come 2 days early, y'all!