M.I.A. Champions Madonna

She may not be a Lady Gaga fan, but M.I.A. is a staunch supporter of another pop superstar. The “XXXO” singer shares her admiration for Madonna in a new interview.

“Madonna is the one,” M.I.A. tells The New York Times Magazine of the pop icon. “Madonna did amazing songs. She had an amazing sense of style, without a stylist. And she was flawed, and sometimes she admitted it.”

While others including Justin Bieber may bear the brunt of her comments, M.I.A. feels a connection to her rebellious peer. “I’ll fight the fight for Madonna,” she says. “I think she should send me some chocolates or something to thank me.”

As for Gaga, who M.I.A. blasted in a previous interview, her dislike is so strong that she can’t even stand to hear babies speak the four letters that make up her name. “It’s upsetting when babies say ga-ga now. It used to be innocent. Now, they’re calling her name.”

M.I.A.’s third album /\/\/\Y/\ is due July 13, while another offering from the project, “Steppin’ Up,” is set to hit iTunes next month.