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Madonna Used Images Of Wire-Bound Black Leaders For New LP Promo

“Oh i have an idea! let’s use black freedom fighters to help me peddle my music! that will go over great on twitter!”

January 02, 2015

"Dear haters, I have so much MORE for you to be mad at...Be patient!" That was the message that Madonna posted to Instagram yesterday, and she wasn't kidding: her latest missive in the promotional campaign for her forthcoming LP Rebel Heart (six tracks of which were released on iTunes at the end of 2014 following leaks that Madonna referred to as "artistic rape" and "a form of terrorism") takes the wire-bound LP cover art and applies the aesthetic to iconic photos of revolutionary black leaders and icons such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Bob Marley.

This ❤️#rebelheart had a dream!
A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on
This❤️#rebelheart fought for freedom!
A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on
This❤️#rebelheart sang about ONE LOVE!
A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on

Madonna's no stranger to controversy, of course—and if the aim here was to get people talking, it's certainly working.

UPDATE 01/03 7.37pm: Madonna has now issued an apology via her Facebook page which states: "I'm sorry. I'm not comparing myself to anyone. I'm admiring and acknowledging there Rebel Hearts." Read the full post here.

Madonna Used Images Of Wire-Bound Black Leaders For New LP Promo