"Honesty is a commodity right now, because if you tell the truth, you might offend people. People don't like to hear the truth," Madonna says. (Steven Klein/Courtesy of the artist)
“Honesty is a commodity right now, because if you tell the truth, you might offend people. People don’t like to hear the truth,” Madonna says. (Steven Klein/Courtesy of the artist)

Material Girl. Veronica Electronica. The Queen of Pop. Madonna has taken on many names and personas over the course of her career. Now, with the release of her 14th studio album on June 14, the pop icon dons yet another. This alter-ego shares her name with the record’s title: Madame X.

According to the artist, Madame X has multiple identities — a dancer, a professor, a head of state and a housekeeper, to name just a few. All of these identities are explored throughout the album. Madonna’s refusal to be pinned to a single role can be heard in the video for “Medellín,” the album’s lead single, a duet with Colombian singer/songwriter Maluma.

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