This past year, Madonna has done nothing but live up to her "Unapologetic Bitch" moniker. Not one to let age define her -- like, ever -- the pop music legend managed to spark controversy and conversations left and right, much of it centered around her latest album release, Rebel Heart. (The name says it all, no?)
No stranger to breaking all the rules, Madonna showed up to the 2015 Grammy Awards in a sexy Givenchy ensemble -- then promptly revealed her derriere to thef red carpet photographers. Because it's Madonna, bitch, and she can do whatever she wants with her, um, assets. When questioned about the risqué incident, she told Rolling Stone, "This is what a 56-year-old ass looks like, motherf****ers!"
Forever a fan of impromptu stage makeouts (cue the 2003 Britney-Madge tonsil hockey at the MTV VMAs), Madonna awkwardly kissed Drake during his Weekend One set at Coachella. That smooch took the 28-year-old rapper by surprise, but what was even more surprising was that Madonna actually seemed to regret it afterwards.
In support of her latest album, which features Madonna's head wrapped in black cord on the cover, the star depicted inspirational historical figures Photoshopped with the same wrapping across her social media platforms. The photos included likenesses of Jesus, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr., and many fans felt the singer was inappropriately comparing herself to the peacemakers. Madge later issued a half-hearted apology and explanation for the Rebel Heart marketing campaign.
Here's to another year of music's forever misfit, Madonna!