Published Dec 17, 2014Madonna's long-awaited new album, which definitely features Diplo and definitely doesn't feature Ariel Pink, has yet to be properly announced. Unfortunately, however, it looks as though an unfinished version of the entire thing has leaked online.
As Digital Spy reports, the album, which may or may not be called Iconic, has surfaced, with 11 tracks recently hitting the web.
These include previously announced songs like "Rebel Heart," "Bitch I'm Madonna," "Joan of Arc" and "Make the Devil Pray."
In addition to Diplo, who reportedly worked with Nicki Minaj and SOPHIE on a track, the album also has confirmed credits from Avicii, Natalia Kills and Ryan Tedder.
Madonna and manager Guy Oseary have not commented on the leak just yet. That said, when "Rebel Heart" first hit the web in November, the latter asked fans for help with the following tweet:
I would be grateful to any @madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak.. We appreciate your help..— Guy Oseary (@guyoseary) November 28, 2014
Stay tuned for more information on Madonna's leaked album as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Madonna took to her Instagram profile to respond to the leak — and she's not happy about it. The pop icon confirmed that the leaked material contains unfinished demo versions of songs and thanked loyal fans for waiting patiently for the final intended product, but went on to condemn the leak as "artistic rape" and compared it to an act of terrorism in a second post, which has since been deleted.
The caption on the now-deleted post read [via Consequence of Sound]: "This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo's half of which wont even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!! Why do people want to destroy artistic process??? Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?"
You can see her original Instagram post below.