More songs from Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart have been leaked. Rebel Heart was originally slated to be dropped in spring, though, now will be moving its date up earlier.
Madonna gained a lot of negative attention when she took to social media to compare the leaks to “rape” and “terrorism.” She wrote on Instagram: “This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo’s [sic] half of which wont [sic] even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!!! Why do people want to destroy my artistic process??? Why steal? Why not give me opportunity to finish and give you my very best?”
Madonna’s post has since been taken down.
Madonna has also recently caused drama by posting photos of iconic figures matching the artwork for her album. The original cover art is a photo of Madonna’s head wrapped in black cord. Madonna tweeted photos of stars like Marilyn Monroe, Homer Simpson and Jesus in the same black cord, but also photos of Bob Marley, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, which caused an uproar.
Not all the comments were negative, but there was a backlash of people questioning her “use of civil rights icons to promote her album.”
On January 2, Madonna took to Facebook for an apology, saying she is not implying she is them, but that they are “Rebel Hearts,” too.
Will this controversy help or hurt Madonna’s upcoming Rebel Heart? Time will tell. For now, Madonna is doing what she does best when promoting an album – causing quite a stir.