The Theories Surrounding The ‘Other’ Devastating U.S. Hacking Scandal: Madonna’s Album Leak

12.22.14 4 years ago 9 Comments
The President thinks he has his hands full now with the war on cyber terrorism, but perhaps he hasn’t noticed the cruise missile screaming its way towards another highly esteemed artistic institution: Madonna.

First, a brief chronicle of the events thus far:

November 2014: Sometime around the end of the month, “the leak”officially began. Madge’s manager, Guy Oseary, hit Twitter on November 28th in hopes of stopping the trickle of stolen music from turning into a full on deluge:

Madge, herself, responded with this Instagram depicting the state of her fragile life-muscle:

December 17th, 2014: ONTD posts a full track list of all 13 songs that have been leaked to the internet, along with links to the music and production credits which include Kanye West and DIPLO among others. Madonna, appropriately, loses her sh*t with this now deleted Instagram post:

This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo’s half of which wont 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 destory artistic process??? Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?

And then this:

December 20th, 2014: Madonna goes on the offensive by releasing six tracks from her upcoming Rebel Heart. The tracks shoot to the top of the iTunes charts in 36 countries.

On Sunday, Madonna spoke with The Guardian regarding the “rape” and “terrorism” perpetrated upon her artistic endeavors. Among comments like, “Obviously there is a person, or a group of people behind this that were essentially terrorizing me,” the interview provided some insight into a scandal that could bring America’s liberties to its knees. The theories are vast and conspiratorial in nature.

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