By Jocelyn Vena
Madonna has enlisted two of the fiercest female rappers for her upcoming, 2012 album. M.I.A. has confirmed that she’ll be heading to NYC, where Madonna is recording her project, to lay down a verse for what is likely the leaked track, “Give Me All Your Love.” In a version that hit the net earlier this month, only Nicki Minaj appeared on the song, leaving fans to wonder whether the rumors of M.I.A.’s involvement were true. But, as it turns out—both Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. will be featured on the song. How much longer we’ll have to wait before we hear the final track (and M.I.A.’s contribution to it) is a whole other story.
M.I.A. took to Twitter over the Thanksgiving holiday to confirm the rumors. "Summond to NYC by bitchesses > MADONNA and NICKIMINAJ," she tweeted on Saturday. "cofffffiiiiiiieeeeeeeeee it iz a good day to get me tho trustttt bitches."
Rumors of M.I.A. and Nicki's involvement on Madonna's album first surfaced last month on a Madonna fan site. The track they reportedly will all appear on, "Give Me All Your Love," leaked earlier this month. The sample featured Nicki but not M.I.A., leading fans to wonder if the rumors that she would appear on Madge's album were true.
The leak may have pleased fans, but it left Madonna and her camp pretty unhappy. Shortly after the track hit the Web, Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, took to Twitter to address the leak. "The plan was for new music to come out in the new year," he said. "I'm very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song!!!!!!!! we are asking that the fans please help us police any more leaks. we have a lot in store for you. but please respect the process."
Madonna, via Oseary, also expressed her feelings about the leak. "Madonna told me this morning 'my true fans wouldn't do this,' " he wrote. "Whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!"
The as-yet-untitled new album is expected to drop in the spring of 2012 and will feature production from Ray of Light producer William Orbit. Madonna will also perform at the Super Bowl in February, which coincides with the release of her film "W.E."