Let this be a listen to the haters: Don’t EVER mess with Madonna.
Earlier this week, 13 early mixes of tracks from the Queen of Pop's upcoming album Rebel Heart leaked online and Madge was — rightfully — pretty pissed off, referring to the incident as “artistic rape” and “a form of terrorism.”
But instead of sulking in a corner (psh, like Madge would ever do that), she decided to shock fans with the best holiday present of all time: SIX BRAND NEW SONGS THAT ARE OURS FOR THE TAKING RIGHT AT THIS VERY MOMENT.
In a statement, Madge explained, ”I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”
Fans can buy the tracks individually or as part of an album pre-order. And as if you needed any convincing that you should scoot on over to iTunes ASAP, get this: One of the songs — appropriately titled “Bitch I’m Madonna” — features none other than fellow HBIC Nicki Minaj (the song has also leaked to Youtube).
Among the other new songs are reggae jam “Unapologetic Bitch” (sensing a theme here?) and the ominous “Illuminati.” The album also boasts production by Kanye West, Diplo (Remember their rosé recording sessions??), and Blood Diamonds. Other songs included are called: "Living For Love," "Devil Pray," and "Ghosttown."
Listen to "Living For Love" below, which Madonna said she hoped to release on Valentines day next year.
Rebel Heart is Madonna’s 13th studio album and her first since 2012’s MDNA. It’s slated for a March 10 release.
So what did we learn today? Madonna is and forever will be the reigning queen. You keep doing you, girl.