Madonna Compares Album Leak to 'Rape' and 'Terrorism'

by Sophie Schillaci 11:34 AM PST, December 17, 2014
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Madonna is really upset about this album leak situation.

Several leaked songs hit the web this week – and by several, we mean a full album's worth -- before Madonna was even able to announce a release date or album title for her next studio effort. The 56-year-old has dismissed the tracks as "unfinished demos stolen long ago," but she's still fighting mad at the perp who released them.

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"This is artistic rape!" she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post on Wednesday. "These are early leaked demos, half of which won't 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?"

Madonna's comments comparing her music leak to "rape" and "terrorism" come as both topics remain hot-button issues in Hollywood. Allegations against Bill Cosby continue to surface, while Sony's North Korea-themed comedy The Interview is being pulled from some theaters amid concerns of terrorism.

Early Wednesday morning, before her explosive rant, Madge appeared to be decidedly calm about the news.

"Thank you for not listening!" she wrote to her fans. "Thank you for your loyalty! Thank you for waiting and if you have heard, please know they are unfinished demos stolen long ago and not ready to be presented to the world."

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Madonna's song "Rebel Heart" was the first track to leak in late November, prompting the superstar's longtime manager Guy Oseary to enlist the help of her fandom online.

"I would be grateful to any Madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak," he tweeted. "We would appreciate your help."

Madonna also weighed in at the time, posting a photo of a smashed iPod on Instagram. "This broken iPod is a symbol of my broken heart!" she wrote. "That my music has been stolen and leaked! I have been violated as a human and an artist!"

It was previously reported that Madonna's new album would be due out in 2015, featuring collaborations with Diplo, Avicii, Natalia Kills and Ryan Tedder, among others.