The full interview from Rockdelux (Spain) magazine has been scanned and added to the press section of our Madame X page HERE.
Madonna has no time for haters, and on Sunday posted a silly video on Instagram that was accompanied by a harsh takedown of those who criticize her.
“Madame is a history professor,” she wrote in the caption, accompanying a NSFW video in which she goofs around with her stage crew, putting on various accents before declaring she’s the “first president of the United States of America” and insisting that “Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were gay — and they were lovers.”
“IG police other wise known as women-hating Misogynistic bigots can F**k off!!!!!” she wrote.
“Your fear of what I represent is palpable and the fact that you follow me and Take the time to make remarks is an advertisement for your stupidity -ignorance and intolerance for that which is different,” she continued, adding a middle-finger emoji.
“If i am not relevant then prove it,” she concluded. “Stop following me. Lol.”
This isn’t the first time Madonna has been critical of social media. Last month, she gave an interview to The Sun in which she proclaimed that the purpose of Instagram is to make people “feel bad” about themselves.
“You get caught up in comparing yourself to other people. Should I be like that, act like that, look like that? Will that make me more popular, or more successful?” she said.
“I think Instagram is made to make you feel bad,” she continued. “People are really a slave to winning people’s approvals.”
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Singer-songwriter Madonna says she is a fervent fan of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the artistic symbol of female liberation worldwide, an admiration she has shown on many occasions and did so again with her latest music video and on the 112th anniversary last Saturday of the painter’s birth.
“God Control” is the latest musical work by Madonna, 60, and in it, besides seeking to raise awareness about arms control in the United States with a new look at the 2016 Pulse gay-bar slaughter, appears a picture of Frida (1907-1954) hung on the wall of a room where the singer is seated behind a typewriter.
Though the exact significance of that small image is unknown since the rest of the video has no relation to the Mexican artist nor anything from her world, the image gains importance because of the multiple gestures of admiration that the “Queen of Pop” has dedicated to Frida.
For example, last July 6 on the 112th anniversary of the birth of the artist who was married to another artist, Diego Rivera, Madonna posted a photomontage of the work “The Two Fridas” in which the two hold hands and their hearts are connected.
Together with that image is a photo of the daughter of the American singer dressed as Frida and a text that says “Happy Birthday Frida Kahlo…Madame X…eternal Muse.”
However, this fascination is nothing new in Madonna’s artistic career, who in the late 1980s began her claim to fame in Soho, the scene of New York’s avant-garde, and at the end of that decade acquired her first work by Frida Kahlo, the musical journalist Ricardo Pineda told EFE in an interview.
Even so, the attachment grew, according to the expert, with the release of the 2015 disc “Rebel Heart,” whose cover shows Madonna herself with multiple strings on her face, just like an image of Frida that the US singer shared on social networks.
“This is a revealing story. The cover is a very direct reference, she has never said it was that way but has given many hints. She’s been asked and she says it’s not a direct reference but yes, Frida is a real inspiration for what she wants to get across,” Pineda said.
The journalist thought the origin of her passion stemmed from Frida’s power of communication and the rebellion she exhibited throughout her life, both in breaking away from artistic tradition and an “intimate search” for the basis of feminism.
“Frida’s search is an awakening…and that made a click with Madonna,” he said.
But Madonna wasn’t the only one to mention Frida on social networks. Other figures from the world of the arts and entertainment like Mexican actress Salma Hayek showed their admiration for the painter, one of the Mexican women most famous and idolized around the world.
Not only for her art is she revered, but also “for her life and how she faced the pain” of her terrible and eventually fatal illness, Pineda said.
WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP… MADONNA’S NEW SONG ‘GOD CONTROL’ WITH VFX SUPPORT FROM CHIMNEY GROUP STOCKHOLM
“Everybody knows the damn truth
Our nation lied, we lost respect
When we wake up, what can we do?
Get the kids ready, take them to school
Everybody knows they don’t have a chance
To get a decent job, to have a normal life…”
The CHIMNEY Stockholm office was responsible for the complete sound design and VFX for Madonna’s newest music video ‘God Control’. The video has, not entirely unexpected, chalked up some 3.8 million clicks throughout the Net and has sparked a bit of controversy with its explicit imagery. The video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who had the honor of realizing the ‘American Life’ video for the Goddess of Pop back in 2003.
‘God Control’ was just released on Madonna’s 14th studio album entitled MADAME X. The song, similar to ‘I Rise’, is themed upon the catastrophic gun control policy in the United States. Featured on the track alongside a volley of gunfire, a typewriter and Madonna is also the Tiffin Children’s Choir, consisting of more than 80 children from Kingston.
Although the opening sequence establishes New York as the setting, the club scenes were filmed at the historic Globe Theatre in Los Angeles. In an interview with people magazine, Madonna shares the following about her song : “Seeing the reality, and the brutality of things makes you wake up. This is really happening. This is what it looks like. ‘Does it make you feel bad? Good, ’cause then maybe you will do something about it.”
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Madonna has been sharing numerous video clips and boomerangs of herself in rehearsals to her Instagram page to build anticipation for her upcoming tour. The show is named after her latest studio album, Madame X, which was released last month.
For her latest upload, Madonna is lying down on the floor with her legs and mouth wide open. The clip shows the light flickering on and off as she owns fishnet tights, a white shirt, and a black corset. She hashtagged the boomerang with “rehearsals,” teasing fans with little hints for what the show might consist of.
In another boomerang posted two days ago to her Instagram, she is lying down on some stairs, singing. Her caption references her number “X-Static Process,” a song from her album American Life, released in 2003.
“Shaking,” one fan commented, hoping she will perform the song.
“X-STATIC PROCESS IS LITERALLY ONE OF UR BEST SONGS,” another shared passionately in capital letters.
“MADGE IS REALLY GIVING AMERICAN LIFE SONGS ATTENTION! WE WON,” a third follower wrote.
“X-static Process is my favorite song everrrrr,” a fourth user mentioned.
Her upcoming tour is scheduled to visit North America later this year and Europe next year.
On September 12, the “Material Girl” chart-topper will kick off her tour in New York City at the Howard Gilman Opera House and will continue in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and Miami Beach.
Released worldwide on June 14 via Interscope Records, Madame X was an instant success.
Prior to charting, she was competing with “Born To Run” hitmaker Bruce Springsteen for the top spot, which The Inquisitr reported. In the U.K., Springsteen’s latest record, Western Stars, became his 11th No. 1 album in the U.K. That week, Madame X reached No. 2. However, in the U.S., the results were reversed. Madame X became Madonna’s ninth album to top the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. Bruce has had 11 albums reach the No. 1 spot in the U.S., but Western Stars isn’t one yet.
Madame X consists of collaborations with Swae Lee, Anitta, Quavo, and Maluma. The lead single, “Medellin,” has racked up over 29 million streams on Spotify. With over 15 million monthly listeners, Madonna is currently the 161st most played artist on the app.
If you want to keep up with Madonna’s rehearsal posts, follow her on Instagram where she has over 14 million followers and updates her page regularly.
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Madonna, Michael Jackson, wanted Dre to produce tracks for them. Let me tell you why he didn’t. Not only because he was signed exclusive to Eazy, but he had so many projects, he couldn’t. He didn’t have the time. It was only one goose to lay the golden eggs.”
Imagine a world where Dr. Dre had linked up with Madonna and MJ? What might have changed?
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ALBUM WAS RELEASED ON JUNE 14TH Thirty-seven years and 14 albums later, Madonna does the predictable on her latest release, Madame X … reinvent herself. After living in Portugal for several years, Madame X is heavily inspired by the country’s rich traditional and modern eclectic music. It’s far from perfect, but there’s beauty even in imperfections, and while it doesn’t stand up to Madonna’s best work, it is the best album she’s released in recent years.
Upon first hearing, the mix of musical styles shows Madonna, even at 60, is up to date on current musical trends, what the “kids are into these days”. Her voice, albeit a bit deeper, sounds as potent and sexy as it does from her Ray of Light days (arguably Madonna’s best album). Madonna performs each of the 13 tracks effortlessly and production-wise, Madame X doesn’t sound like a pop star trying to sound modern. It’s Madonna after all, claiming her rightful place and setting the trends, musically.
From the sounds coming from a sweaty hot downtown club in New York City, Spanish and Afro drumbeats, and plenty of Latin influences, Madonna returns to her dance music roots but also dwells into politics (maybe a little too political), introspection, and of course Madonna’s trademarked not giving a damn what people think of her or what they may think of Madame X. That’s made quite clear on “Come Alive” where Madonna doesn’t care about one’s opinion, or “I Rise”, the grand, closing track where Madonna declares there’s nothing anyone can do to keep her down, she’s been through it all and won the battle every time.
The beautiful ballad “Looking For Mercy” is a bit out of place on Madame X but again, it’s Madonna and the way the music sounds and passionate lyrics are standard Madonna love songs. Yet the politically uneven “Killers Who Are Partying” where Madonna claims she will be poorer if Africa falls seems empty especially when Madonna is one of the world’s richest entertainers.
But the real highlights such as “Come Alive”, a track that will be standard on every Madonna concert, and “Medellin” where Madonna performs with Colombian artist Maluma, is as Latin as you can get for a white pop star.
Madame X is a strong effort, showing that Madonna has no plans to give up her throne as the Queen of Pop. The few setbacks can’t override what is Madonna’s best work in years. Madonna is back!
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Madonna, Madame X (Interscope) – Given her irregular television and stage appearances in recent months, Madonna could have made a much worse studio album than the surreal globe-hopping concept album here. Critics might perceive Madame X as a superficial romp through Latin American styles, but Madonna weaving a playful mystery tale offers far more choice moments than her recent albums that tried to reclaim sexuality in her sixth decade.
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We have just added the full MOJO interview with Madonna in the press section of the Madame X page HERE (press tab).
It has taken a while but the August edition of MOJO is now finally available on newsstands in The Netherlands too. Besides the interesting interview there’s also the four star review by Lucy O’Brien.
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AMSTERDAM (JTA) — If Rotterdam ends up hosting the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, Madonna can perform.
The Dutch city’s council voted down a motion to ban the pop star from the contest over her use of a Palestinian flag on stage in Israel at the competition in May. The motion was proposed by a member of the staunchly pro-Israel and anti-Muslim Party for Freedom.
Last week’s draft motion described the Palestinian flag as “a symbol for the rejection of Israel” and cited growing anti-Semitism in Rotterdam. It did not mention the fact that the singer’s performance in Tel Aviv also featured an Israeli flag.
Hidde van Koningsveld, the head of the pro-Israel CiJo group, noted the omission on Twitter and called the draft motion “nonsensical.”
Of the City Council’s 45 members, 37 voted against the proposal by Maurice Meeuwissen, chairman of the Party for Freedom.
During Madonna’s performance in Tel Aviv, despite Eurovision’s policy banning political statements, dancers at one point wore Israeli and Palestinian flags. It was construed by many as a plea for peace.
The Netherlands won the 2019 contest and thus will host the 2020 edition, though organizers have not yet determined in which municipality.
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