Madonna has long made a career of being in just the right place with just the right people at just the right time. And it sounds like she’s at it again on her upcoming untitled 12th album. Though Madge’s spokesperson gave a “no comment” when asked by MTV News to confirm the news, the popular Madonna fan site MadonnaTribe reported this week that the Material One has recorded nine songs so far for the disc, including the lead single, “Give Me All Your Love,” which will feature … wait for it … Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.
The album, which she is reportedly recording with old pal William Orbit (Ray of Light) as well as dance veterans Martin Solveg and Benny Benassi, is slated for release early next year and unconfirmed rumors continue to bubble up that Madonna will play the new single when she performs at halftime at next year’s Super Bowl on February 5.
Orbit has kept things close to the vest, but did recently tweet a tantalizing message that appeared to confirm the Super Bowl appearance. “I hesitate to make a comment about anything musical,” he wrote. “Ya’ll might think is a cryptic tease. But will say: o/o/o/o/o/o/o/.” The obvious cheerleader reference has been taken by Madonnaphiles to either be a confirmation of the appearance at the big game or a hint that the gig will feature some cheerleaders spelling out the singer’s name in the stadium while she plays her new song.
Madge may also be enlisting the help of up-and-comers NERVO for her new album. Listen to what the girls had to say about working with the Queen of Pop:
Are you excited about the news that Nicki and M.I.A. will perhaps appear on Madonna’s next single? Let us know in the comments.