It's a Material Girl match made in heaven! V Magazine exclusively reveals its Summer 2014 issue to Us Weekly, featuring cover girls Madonna and Katy Perry. "Birthday" singer Perry previewed the new spread via Instagram on Monday, May 19. "Mmmmm my baby's got a secret," she wrote, alongside a pic of herself crawling on a floor and reaching for a mysterious figure's stiletto.
On the racy cover, Perry, 29, straddles Madonna—seated with her legs spread open—from behind. The pop singers are both clad in skimpy leather outfits as they pose provocatively for photographer Steven Klein. According to Madonna, 55, wild images like these are for the sake of art!
"I would always say, 'Dad, I'm an artist, I have to express myself. You don't understand,'" Madonna reasoned to V Mag. "I think he's finally come to terms with it. It's only taken 30 years," the "Like a Virgin" singer mused. "He's like, 'Do you have to simulate masturbation on the bed? Do you have to?' 'Yes, Dad, I do.'"
Perry, the daughter of Pentecostal pastor parents, said she has yet to pull a Miley Cyrus, referring to the Bangerz hitmaker's (ahem, intimate) "Adore" music video. "I haven't gone that far yet," Perry told V mag, while adding to Madonna, "but maybe under your great mentorship I might reach that point."
The stars are equally sexy in the magazine's accompanying spread, which was styled by Arianne Phillips. In a separate exclusive preview pic from the shoot, Perry wears a corseted bodycon dress and sultry black leggings. The "Dark Horse" singer holds a rope binding Madonna's hands, while the queen of pop is splayed across a leather couch.
"I was sore in my upper body and in my butt area from all that squatting," Perry said of her shoot with the pop icon. Madonna quipped, "It's good to be sore in your butt. My neck is sore from that wonderful moment when I was sucking on your heel."
Perry, luckily, was open to the personal contact, even with her OCD tendencies (which she revealed to Us in her "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" last fall. "Im so OCD that I want those letters in alphabetical order," Perry told V Mag. "C-D-O would be my preference."
Both stars really seemed to enjoy collaborating together on the magazine cover. "I really enjoyed working with you on the photo shoot," Madonna told Perry. "People always expect when two divas get together that there might be weird vibes or a strange competitiveness, but this was nice and easy and fun."
California native Perry added, "If you ever come to the show, there's a little wink to you. I'm paying my dues!"
The Summer 2014 issue of V Magazine hits newsstands on Memorial Day. Tell Us: What do you think of Madonna and Katy's racy cover?