Madonna fans, and no doubt Madge herself, have been left fuming after the singer’s new album leaked online MONTHS before it was due for release.
That pesky internet, eh?
It’s unknown exactly how this has happened, but the entire album is now available for fans to illegally download, including Rebel Heart, Make The Devil Pray, B*tch I’m Madonna, and Joan Of Arc – all tracks that she has previously confirmed as titles.
The Queen of Pop had temporarily titled the eleven-track record ‘Iconic’ and has been working on it all year.
The album was yet to have an official release date, but it is thought that Madonna was planning on sharing it with her fans towards the end of next year – meaning it has been leaked several months early.
The star managed to remain relatively gracious about the entire incident as she took to MazSight to comment on the hack, writing: “Thank you for not listening! 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.”
We haven’t listened, but we’re sure that even the unfinished demos are FAB.
Despite Madonna’s calm way of dealing with the incident, fans have been left fuming and took to Twitter to vent their anger:
Some ppl r really sick! Why can’t u wait for the new @madonna album to come!!!
— Mais (@mais080) December 17, 2014
I’m so so sad for @Madonna she worked HARD on this album.. Now some stupid asshole leaked the unfinished demos.. #heartbreaking
— AYHAM (@ayhamonline) December 17, 2014
I’m so upset for Madonna I can’t even be excited to listen to this leaked album
— Jake (@flakeyjakey0o) December 17, 2014
To whoever leaked all these Madonna demos pic.twitter.com/voG2iCSNuH
— Jade Stratus (@JadeStratus_) December 17, 2014
So this Madonna album leak is seriously messed up.
— FelixD (@Felix8901) December 17, 2014
After her new album, Madonna was reportedly planning on embarking on a “special tour” for her fans, with a source sharing: “This is going to be one very special tour. Madonna wants to pull out all the stops, especially because it is 30 years since the Virgin Tour.
“Like her 2012 MDNA tour, where she played 88 dates in places including Europe, South America and Asia, Madge will be travelling the world. Once the new record is finished she can concentrate on the concerts.”
It is unclear whether or not Madonna will bring forward the tour following this unprecedented album leak, but hey – that might be one positive to come out of it!