Well, at least there are no smashed iPhones. (Yet.)
This morning, at least 13 demos from Madonna‘s still untitled, highly anticipated follow-up to MDNA surfaced on the web, including tracks like “Living For Love,” “Unapologetic Bitch” and “Illuminati.” It didn’t take too long for Madge herself to notice, as she’s just posted a response to the invasion of her privacy on Instagram. “Thank you for not listening! Thank you for your loyalty! Thank you for waiting and if you have heard please know they are unfinished demos stolen long ago and not ready to be presented to the world,” she wrote, accompanied by a photo from her new Interview Magazine spread. More »
Oof. If she wasn’t happy about her Avicii tracks and her photo shoot outtakes leaking, Madonna is seriously going to burn the whole house down over this.
Overnight, at least 13 demos from Madonna‘s forthcoming MDNA follow-up have unexpectedly hit the web early, including her much-teased, oft-hashtagged titles “Unapologetic Bitch” and “Bitch I’m Madonna.” (Check out our “What To Expect” guide to her upcoming album for more information on some of the titles.) While we’re deeply disappointed by this leak, early reviews from those who have heard the demos have already praised the iconic singer’s latest effort, including the House-leaning rumored lead single “Living For Love” and the name-dropping “Illuminati,” which references Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Still, these are undoubtedly just rough demos still being worked on, which makes this leak all the more invasive. After all, the album doesn’t even have a title yet! More »
Madonna is practically smashing fine China on the fireplace, pop kids, over the fact that more and more leaked, unreleased photos of Her Madgesty keep surfacing online. We can only imagine the earful her manager Guy Oseary must be getting over this perceived fiasco.
The latest snap, which Madonna posted on Instagram (thus helping to leak the picture even further) shows her standing while donning only a white bra and black pair of underwear. And pardon us for saying so, M, but that is one bangin’ body.
“I am asking my true fans and supporters who respect me as an artist and a human to not get involved with the purchasing trading or posting of unreleased images or music,” Madonna noted when posting the pic on Instagram. See her full plea below. More »
Earlier this week, Madonna discovered that a photo shoot outtake had been stolen — that is, previously unreleased and then leaked online. She posted the snapshot by Steven Klein, the same fashion photographer who assisted with her racy “Secret Project” last year, with a scathing caption: “Thanks for showing me again and again that stealing selling and buying is alive and well in cyberspace!”
Now, the Queen of Pop has found yet another outtake floating on the internet. This time on Instagram, she wonders if her fans (gasp!) are to blame. “Another unreleased photo from a series I have just discovered!” she says. “Stolen and sold ti [sic] whom?? Wtf? Are my fans doing this? If so Im very confused! Stealing is a crime. #karma”
Many pop stars now anticipate such leaks. When Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint surfaced online earlier this week, the rapper was unfazed. Not Madonna, though. Before she found these photos, she had two unreleased songs (“Wash Over Me,” “Rebel Heart”) surface online during Thanksgiving weekend, then her manager Guy Oseary asking fans to help them find whoever was responsible.
So are the fans actually to blame? See the photo shoot outtake that pissed off Madonna below, then sound off in the comments. More »
The Queen Of Pop is sick and tired of all this leaking business.
A few days ago, Madonna discovered that two of her unreleased tracks, “Wash All Over Me” and “Rebel Heart,” spilled onto the Internet during Thanksgiving weekend. She was mad, to say the least, posting a photo of a broken iPhone and rightfully declaring it to be “#fuckedupshit.”
And now, in between dreaming up new hashtags, recording her highly anticipated MDNA follow-up and taking selfies in the bathroom, the Instagram warrior just happened across a previously released outtake from a Steven Klein photoshoot…and she ain’t pleased about this one, either.
“Out takes from steven Klein shoot I’ve never seen before. Thanks for showing me again and again that stealing selling and buying is alive and well in cyberspace! #fearnoevil,” she angrily Instagrammed, along with the photo. Cyberspace! Stop stealing, selling and buying Madonna’s s–t! Good things come to those who wait. Or, as Madge herself once said, “#cantabitchjustfinishhershit”? More »
The collaborator list for Madonna‘s upcoming LP is becoming less of a list and more of an entire phone book, from Diplo to Avicii to Natalia Kills.
Who’s next on the list? None other than One Republic hit-maker Ryan Tedder, responsible for smash singles for the likes of everyone to Beyoncé to Leona Lewis to Kelly Clarkson.
In an interview with The Mirror, Tedder described the upcoming work as “her best stuff in over a decade – it’s really strong.” That’s some pretty high praise, considering her back catalog! “The tracks I’ve done with her are really hard to explain.”
The pressure is slightly on for the #unapologeticbitch Queen Of Pop, considering two of her tunes — “Rebel Heart” and “Wash All Over Me” — have already surfaced on the web. (And no, she’s not too pleased about that.) Tedder, on the other hand, was just relieved they weren’t his own songs: “I was actually working on something with Madonna when her tracks leaked so I panicked because I thought it was the song I was working on, but luckily it wasn’t. People have way too much time on their hands.” Lucky for you, Ryan! Not so lucky for Madonna, though. More »
Well, we made it: It’s Friday! And we’re another week closer to 2015 — with lots of looking back in the weeks ahead coming up soon. (For instance, have you voted for the Best Album of ’14 yet?)
This was as wild a pop week as ever, with Madonna busting out for the cover of Interview Magazine, Gwen Stefani dropped the video for her Pharrell collabo “Spark The Fire.” And here at Idolator, we’re giving away a very special box set edition of Cheek To Cheek. Have you entered yet?
Also, the 2015 Grammy Awards nominees are (mostly) in! Do you agree with the selections? We had a lot of feelings on the matter. And so did you! As always, you guys had plenty to say this week. Check out some of the week’s most interesting comments after the jump. More »
She was away in Malawi for the past week or two, but the Queen Of Pop has returned from her trip…and she’s come back to real bad news.
You see, while she was away, two of Madonna‘s upcoming collaborations with Avicii, “Rebel Heart” and “Wash All Over Me,” spilled in full on the Internet over Thanksgiving weekend. Although Guy Oseary certainly noticed that she’d sprung a leak out of nowhere, Madge seemingly didn’t…until just now.
“This broken ipod is a symbol of my broken heart! That my music has been stolen and leaked! I have been violated as a human and an artist! #fuckedupshit,” she Instagrammed moments ago, accompanied by a photo of a crushed iPod. (A stock photo? Or did she just do this now with her bare hands? Either are entirely possible.) And, just to drive the point home, a photo from her Interview Magazine spread, accompanied simply by one ominous hashtag: “#dontfuckwithme.”
Oh, dear. M-Dolla’s pissed. Rightfully so, of course! But who will be the one to suffer her wrath? And will she do something with the music now that it’s already floating around in cyberspace? Check out the Instagrams after the jump, and sound off in the comments below. More »
Queen Of Promo Madonna has another high profile feather to stick in her cap, in that the pop matron is the face of Versace’s spring and summer 2015 advertising campaign. The New York Times premiered the first two images of Madge modeling Donatella’s new line (above). Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the photographer duo who shot Madonna’s current boobs-out spread for Interview, got behind the lens for the campaign, which is set to run as a 12-page portfolio in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair and Vogue, among other publications. More »
Annie Lennox spoke out recently about Beyoncé‘s brand of feminism (which she dubbed “feminist lite,” a term which she later clarified as “lost in translation”) and declared twerking to be “not feminism” (a slight to Miley?), and now she’s been asked about Madonna‘s latest, eye-popping shoot for Interview Magazine.
During an appearance on Loose Women, the Nostalgia songstress was presented with Madge’s NSFW shoot for the magazine’s upcoming art issue.
“I did get things off occasionally, but not to that extent. I don’t think it’s down to me [to judge Madonna]…” But when she was asked by show panelist Janet Street-Porter whether Madonna was trying to get attention for her shoot, she agreed, continued: “I think already the verdict is probably out. Would you not agree on that one? I think the question is, ‘What is Madonna telling us? Anybody know?’” More »