Madonna can’t seem to catch a break these days. Not even over the holidays.
Despite her heartiest efforts to “spin” the multitude of leaks that have plagued her 13th studio album, ‘Rebel Heart’, new songs from the project’s recording sessions keep drip-dropping their way online.
The latest trio of tracks arrived yesterday (following the surfacing of 14 cuts last week) under the titles ‘Never Let You Go’, ‘Arioso’ and ‘Two Steps Behind Me’. According to reports the latter was aimed at long-time rival Lady GaGa – although Madge has gone on to deny.
Peep the lyrics, the Material Girl’s response to the claims, and GaGa’s interestingly timed Instagram post below…
Juxtaposed against a piercing piano melody, ‘Two Steps’ features the following lyrics which have sent tongues a’wagging:
“Where is my royalty? / You’re a pretty girl, I’ll give you that / stealing my recipe.”
Addressing the suggestion that the song is aimed at GaGa – who the 56-year-old infamously labelled “reductive”, Madge shared the following with her fans:
There are those who want to shut me up but they cannot! We still live in a world that discriminates against women. Their are People that are so hateful. they want to create feuds between strong women that do not exist! I do not wish ill will towards any other female artist and i never have! The World is big enough for all of us! I will fight for my rights as an artist, a human and a woman till the end of my days! Because i am a ❤️#rebelheart and i walk in the footsteps of giants and i will not apologize Or defend my unpublished, unfinished, STOLEN work. If you don’t like who i am or what I have to say then why are you reading this? #unapologeticbitch. P.S. Do not post hateful words about other people on my page either. If you are my fan speak no evil! #livingforlove Uma foto publicada por Madonna (@madonna) em
Around the same time, GaGa posted…