Madonna to Kanye West: ‘Put a Lid on It’

Madonna has never been one to hold her tongue. The Material Girl has some advice for Kanye West after his rant during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at last month’s VMAs.

“He’s a bit impulsive,” the music industry vet told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show on Thursday. The rapper and pop queen previously collaborated on “Beat Goes On” from Madonna’s Hard Candy album.

When asked what she would have done in that situation, Madge said, “I would have given him a good talking to. He needs to put a lid on it.”

While she may not agree with ’Ye’s actions, that doesn’t take away from his artistic abilities. “I do think he’s very talented.”

Madonna believes the outspoken West should not take award shows so seriously. “He gets confused and by the way, it’s only an awards show,” she added. “We’re not passing a bill that deprives someone of their rights. He doesn’t need to protest.”