Christmas came early this year when Madonna released six tracks off of her new album, “Rebel Heart,” this weekend, including a collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj.
Just last week, 13 of Madonna’s unreleased demo recordings were leaked, causing Madonna and her team to counter Beyonce-style, and suddenly released six official versions of the songs on iTunes without warning.
“I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living for Love’ on Valentine’s Day, with the rest of the album coming in the spring,” she said in a statement. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”
Madonna recently spoke to Rolling Stone about teaming up with Minaj for the track “Bitch I’m Madonna,” saying, “It’s a total collaboration.”
“Whenever we work together she always sits with me and listens to the song, and says ‘tell me what this song is about to you.’ She’s very methodical in her thinking,” Madonna said.
From their provocative lyrics to their provocative styles, both artists are very similar in the way they entertain and push the boundaries.
Madonna’s love of fashion first started with a clothing line, but she is no stranger to the footwear industry. The fashion icon debuted her first shoe collection, Truth or Dare, in 2012.
Take a look at some of Madonna and Minaj’s most interesting looks over the years.