Or, to put it another way, Madge reckons Kanye is "the black Madonna." Not sure how receptive he'd be to that comparison given his level of genius, but Kim should be thrilled given her new colour was inspired by the 56-year-old.

According to Heatworld.com, Madonna has also referred to Kanye as "a beautiful mess" and a "brilliant mad man, so this latest comparison is just a variation on a theme, really. During an interview with the New York Daily News, she said: "Kanye is the black Madonna... We know, and recognise, that we have that in common. We're comrades in the envelope-pushing genre."

Speaking of which, the interview invariably veered towards Madonna still whipping it out onstage, which garnered this measured response: "Bitch, this is what my ass looks like - show me what your ass looks like when you're 56 (um, no? I hope to be more than my ass at 56)...  take care of myself. I'm in good shape. Who's to say when I can show my ass? It's sexism. It's ageism. And it's a kind of discrimination... People have always judged me, and given me s**t about one thing or another. Now they're giving me s**t about age. It's bulls**t. And mostly I hear it from women. I feel I should be hearing support - like, 'Good for you'.  It's like everything else. I'm opening doors for women behind me who one day won't have to deal with this s**t that I deal with."

D'you hear that, Kim? Madonna's paving the way for your future ass. Yaaaaaay.

Right, we forgot about the hair. Kim, who - according to Us Weekly - went from "platinum blonde to white blonde" (funny. I always thought platinum blonde was white blonde, and yellow blonde was just a halfway dye job) over the weekend, said she owed the new look to Madonna. 

Speaking via People magazine, she said "I've always had this image of Madonna with platinum hair in my references folder on my computer and I've been waiting a long time to try the look... I thought what better time than right now for Paris Fashion Week… It was a really last-minute decision."

Now that that's been cleared up, my week can start.