Madonna is set to release two new songs this month. One is a collaboration with Sam Smith called “Vulgar,” scheduled for release on June 9. Madonna teased the song on social media, sharing a snippet of the track and the artwork featuring herself and Sam Smith in corsets.
The second song, titled “Popular,” is part of The Weeknd’s ‘The Idol’ soundtrack, which will be released on June 2. This track also features rapper Playboi Carter.
Aside from her music, Madonna is preparing for her 40th-anniversary ‘Celebration Tour,’ which will commence on July 15 in Vancouver, Canada. She is putting a lot of effort into making the show a spectacular experience for her fans.
In a recent statement, Madonna announced a special concert in Nashville to support trans rights organizations. She expressed her concern about LGBTQ+ oppression and the need for a safe environment, particularly for trans women of color. A portion of the proceeds from the Nashville show, which will take place on December 22, will be donated to these causes.
Madonna’s decision to perform in Nashville is also a form of protest against Tennessee’s anti-LGBTQIA+ bills. The state recently became the first in the US to effectively ban public drag shows and drag shows for children. The new law categorizes “male or female impersonators” as adult cabaret performers. Violators may face criminal charges, and repeat offenders could be charged with a felony. The law also restricts gender-affirming healthcare, including puberty blockers and hormone therapies, for transgender minors.
Madonna’s commitment to celebrating the beauty of the queer community and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights is evident in her actions and statements. She aims to use her platform to raise awareness and create positive change.