Photographed by Steven Klein
On the physicality of the photo shoot:
Katy: "I was sore in my upper body and in my butt area from all that squatting."
Madonna: "It’s good to be sore in your butt. My neck is sore from that wonderful moment when I was sucking on your heel."
On provocative showmanship:
Madonna: "I would always say, Dad, I’m an artist, I have to express myself. You don’t understand. I think he’s finally come to terms with it. It’s only taken 30 years. He’s like, Do you have to simulate masturbation on the bed? Do you have to? Yes, Dad, I do."
Katy: "I haven’t gone that far yet, but maybe under your great mentorship I might reach that point."
On getting ready for a tour:
Madonna: "A couple of weeks before my production rehearsals I look and feel like a truck ran me over. " Katy: "[laughs] Oh, I look like that now."