Madonna, Maluma Tie the Knot in New Video for “Medellín”
From an article by Rolling Stone:
Madonna premiered the video for Medellín, her latest single with Colombian pop darling Maluma, on Wednesday via live telecast on MTV. It’s only fitting that she chose to premiere the clip on the network – her lifeline over the course of her nearly four-decade pop career – which was followed by an interview with Trevor Nelson at MTV Studios in Camden, London. The video begins with a chilling monologue from Madonna, who genuflects inside a chapel, clutching a rosary.
How could I trust anyone after years of disappointment and betrayal?
I will never be what society expects me to be. I have seen too much… I cannot turn back. I have been kidnapped, tortured, humiliated and abused. But I still have hope. I still believe in the goodness of humans. Thank god for nature. For the angels that surround me. For the spirit of my mother, who is always protecting.
From now on, I am Madame X.
And Madame X loves to dance… Because you cannot hit a moving target.
“I wanted this video to look like a painting,” Madonna explained. The video directors, Diana Kunst and Mao Morco, have most recently produced videos for Spanish pop star Rosalía. “[Kunst] is influenced by a lot of the same painters and filmmakers that I’m interested in,” said Madonna, who cited inspiration from Frida Kahlo and Leonora Carrington.
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