Photo: Courtesy of V Magazine.
Throughout the later stages of her career, Madonna has acted as something of a mentor/collaborator/bff to her younger counterparts. There was the infamous VMA smooch-fest with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and the recent grind-a-thon with Miley Cyrus. Now it's Katy Perry's turn to get some love from Madge, as she joins the icon on the cover of V magazine's upcoming summer issue.
The provocative cover shot has the two women in full-on bondage mode. A cleavage-baring Madonna is clad in leather — not the first time the Material Girl has mimicked a dominatrix. While we're used to seeing Perry in a bit more color, the 29-year-old singer looks right at home straddling Madonna.
"I was sore in my upper body and in my butt area from all that squatting," Perry said of the Steven Klein shoot. "It's good to be sore in your butt. My neck is sore from that wonderful moment when I was sucking on your heel." Madonna shot back.
Out of the current crop of female pop stars, Perry has been the least salacious, especially compared to the far raunchier Cyrus and Rihanna. It might have something to do with her pastor parents, which she acknowledges in the interview. "I haven't gone that far yet," Perry said in reference to Miley's racy "Adore" video. "Maybe under your great mentorship," she added to Madonna, "I might reach that point."