New Music: Madonna f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’

Nicki Minaj and Madonna

Madonna made her surprise return to music on Friday night. At the stroke of midnight, the pop icon announced her 13th album Rebel Heart and dropped six tracks including “Unapologetic Bitch,” the Kanye West and Mike Dean-produced “Illuminati,” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,” on which she reunites with Nicki Minaj.

Over the spastic beat, the Material Girl shows who’s the boss, while Nicki unleashes a ferocious flow: “It’s that go hard or go home zone / Bitch, I’m Madonna, these hoes know.”

The two previously collaborated on Madge’s MDNA single “Give Me All Your Luvin’” and performed together at the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show.

Madonna decided to release the six tracks now in response to the unfinished leaks earlier in the week.

“I was hoping to release my new single ‘Living for Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the spring,” she said. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.”

You can pre-order Rebel Heart now on iTunes and receive the six tracks. Additional music will be released on February 9, with the full album on March 10 featuring production from Kanye, Diplo, and Billboard.

Hear the queens go hard or go home.

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Kanye West, Nas, Diddy, & Madonna Attend Alicia Keys’ Black Ball

Alicia Keys and Nas

The stars put on their finest and stepped out to Alicia Keys’ 11th Annual Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Thursday. A pregnant Alicia, whose second child is due in December, was the belle of the ball as she hosted the fundraiser alongside her husband Swizz Beatz and Diddy.

Swizz, Diddy, and Kanye West took the stage to honor Givenchy’s artistic director Riccardo Tisci, while Nas, Angel Haze, and David Byrne performed.

“We’re here to roll up our sleeves for the children and families living with HIV in India and Africa,” said Puff. “We need the money!”

Alicia, Swizz, and Diddy performed a mash-up of Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and “Mo Money Mo Problems,” Angel Haze covered OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” and Nas put the crowd in a New York state of mind.

Madonna, Aretha Franklin, and Russell Simmons also showed up to support Keep a Child Alive, which has raised over $22.6 million for children and families affected by HIV.

See more photos from the black-tie benefit below.

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Miley Cyrus and Madonna Perform Mashup on ‘MTV Unplugged’

Madonna and Miley Cyrus

After making headlines with her VMA performance, Miley Cyrus returned to MTV for her own “Unplugged” special. The 21-year-old pop princess put a country spin on her Bangerz during the one-hour show, which aired on Wednesday night.

“A lot could happen tonight, so I hope you guys are ready for that,” said Miley, who will kick off her “Bangerz” tour on Valentine’s Day.

Dressed in a red-and-white gingham jumpsuit and blonde wig, she opened with “4×4″ backed by her band, Amazon Ashley, and Little Britney, and went on to perform acoustic versions of her songs including “Adore You,” “Wrecking Ball,” “Rooting for My Baby,” and “#GETITRIGHT.”

She twerked up against a two-man horse and covered her godmother Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” before closing out the show with Madonna. Clad in cowgirl attire, the pop divas grinded on each other and stuck their tongues out while singing a mashup of “Don’t Tell Me” and “We Can’t Stop.”

“I grew up listening to Madonna and a lot of what she represented for me is what I try to rep to girls now, is not being afraid of sexuality and really being who you want to be and doing what you want to do,” she told MTV.

Watch Miley bring her hoedown to “MTV Unplugged.”

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Miley Cyrus and Madonna Team Up for ‘MTV Unplugged’

Madonna and Miley Cyrus

Just days after performing with Macklemore at the Grammys, Madonna joined Miley Cyrus on stage at her “MTV Unplugged” taping at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. Decked out in bedazzled cowgirl outfits, the pop powerhouses performed a mashup of “Don’t Tell Me” and “We Can’t Stop.”

They grinded on each other and line danced during the raunchy performance before striking Miley’s signature tongue pose.

“M &M ! Don”t ever Tell us We Can’t STOP! #revolutionoflove,” tweeted Madonna, while Miley added, “YEEEE MAAAAA FUCKINNNN HAAAWWW YALLLL.”

The 21-year-old singer also performed stripped-down versions of “Wrecking Ball,” “Adore You,” and “#GETITRIGHT,” accompanied by Amazon Ashley, Little Britney, and a two-man twerking horse.

The performance will air tonight at 9 p.m. EST on MTV.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna Marry Couples During Grammy Performance

Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis, Queen Latifah

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis closed out the Grammys with a powerful performance. After sweeping the rap categories, the Seattle duo performed their gay rights anthem “Same Love” with Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty.

“This song is a love song not for some of us, but for all of us,” said Queen Latifah while introducing the performance.

Latifah returned to officiate the wedding ceremony of 33 straight and same-sex couples, while Madonna sang “Open Your Heart.” The performance brought Staples Center to its feet and country star Keith Urban was reduced to tears.

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Madonna to Perform ‘Same Love’ with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Grammys

Macklemore and Madonna

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ year keeps getting better. If being nominated for seven Grammys wasn’t enough, the hip-hop duo will hit the stage with a pop icon at Sunday’s show.

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Rita Ora Becomes New Face of Madonna’s Material Girl Fashion Line

Rita Ora and Madonna

Rita Ora is officially a Material Girl. The U.K. singer has inked a deal to become the new face of Madonna and her daughter Lourdes’ clothing line.

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