First her 13th studio album, 'Rebel Heart,' leaked, forcing her to hastily release six teaser tracks just before the holidays.
Then a social media campaign received heavy criticism after she appropriated images of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. and altered them in the spirit of the album’s cover (which features a close-up of the singer’s face, bound in black cord).
Finally, there was the thud heard ’round the world when, performing at the BRIT Awards in London, she fell ass-backward down a flight of stairs. All this before the full album has even come out (the official release is Tuesday).
It’s a run of events that has reignited the idea that the 56-year-old Madge is struggling to keep up with the modern pop world and desperately clinging to younger stars for a hint of relevance.
But in truth, young singers are still clamoring to work with the Material Girl - because in pop music, she’s still a god.
To read the rest of the article visit: nypost.com/2015/03/07/why-madonna-still-matters