Not many artists react terribly well to their works leaking to the internet ahead of release, but Madonna just might have set a new bar. The racy songstress is far from happy that someone leaked unfinished tracks from her forthcoming album, and she’s letting the world know.
Just a few weeks after the song “Rebel Heart” hit the internet — followed by an entreaty from Madonna’s manager for help in finding the leakers — more tracks have leaked, apparently revealing the entirety of the Material Girl’s next album, titled either Unapologetic B***h or Iconic. All 13 tracks from Unapologetic are currently making the rounds on the internet, even though they’re as yet unfinished.
I would be grateful to any @madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak.. We appreciate your help..
— Guy Oseary (@guyoseary) November 28, 2014
Madonna first took to Instagram to thank her faithful fans and encourage them not to listen to the leaked material. For those that have already listened, Madonna says that the tracks “are unfinished demos stolen long ago and not ready to be presented to the world.”
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Fair enough, but Madonna didn’t stop there. No stranger to controversy, she soon made another post on Instagram, one that went into much more detail on just how she was feeling.
The post calling the leaks “artistic rape” and “a form of terrorism” was only up for a quick second, but that was long enough for Oh No They Didn’t! to catch a solid screencap. Madonna, like just about everybody else who is famous, appears to think that she can share and then unshare her thoughts without anybody noticing. No dice.
As one might expect, people have been taking Madonna to task in light of her Instagram post, calling it offensive that she would compare the leaking of an unfinished album to “rape” and “terrorism.”
Madonna has called the leaking of her latest album as “artistic rape” and “terrorism”. This comes after hundreds of kids are murdered. STFU
— Donna Hosie (@donnahosie) December 17, 2014
Comparing the leak to rape and terrorism. Chill, @Madonna.
— ˗ˏˋ anthony ˎˊ˗ (@anthagiox) December 17, 2014
Madonna has called the theft of her demos a form of “rape” and “terrorism.” Her hysteria and ignorance know no bounds — Tranna Wintour (@TrannaWintour) December 17, 2014
If there’s a plus side, though, at least more people know that Madonna’s got a new album coming out.