Madonna–”M-Don” for short; Madonna Louise “M-Cicc” Ciccone for long–is so outraged at the existence of music piracy that she’s compared it to terrorism. This in the wake of a leak that’s got thirteen new songs–said to compose, if not the bulk of her new LP, at least the skeleton of it–circulating on the internet, as widely as the arc of the sun in the sky.
Thank you for not listening! Thank you for your loyalty! Thank you for waiting….This is terrorism! [Hackers want] to destroy my artistic process. This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demos, half of which won’t even make it on my album. The other half have changed and evolved.
A couple of weeks earlier, when just a few songs had leaked, she used the (uncensored) hashtag “#f*ckedupsh*t” to describe the violation of “a human and an artist.” Now, though, she’s just compromised, and released six of the 13 leaked songs as an iTunes EP called Rebel Heart. One track is called “Unapologetic Bitch;” another, the sixth, is entitled “Bitch I’m Madonna” and features Nicki Minaj. The full album is expected to be released on March 10 (of 2015).
And, because this is 2014 (it’s practically 2015, you guys), some enterprising young man has already uploaded the new songs to YouTube, where they are garnering views at a wicked fast clip. Here’s one now!