"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.
Madonna's no stranger to controversy, of course—and if the aim here was to get people talking, it's certainly working.
Madonna didn't get enough of a reaction when she compared people hearing her demos to rape. so she kicked it up a notch.
— Al Shipley (@alshipley) January 2, 2015
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.