Madonna's role as the material girl placed her in a spot of trouble this weekend when the pop star's Web site started doling out free song files from her new album.
A hacker decided to take revenge on Madonna after she flooded P2P networks with fake music files from her "American Life" album. Madonna had apparently laced the fake tracks with loops of her saying, "What the fuck do you think you are doing?"
The hacker scored a minor victory against Madonna by breaking into her site over the weekend and posting all of the tracks from "American Life" for download. According to The Smoking Gun, the site went offline after the attack and remained down for close to 15 hours.
The hacker also left a message for Madonna saying, "This is what the fuck I think am doing."
Neither Madonna nor her music label cohorts seem to have mastered the art of fan relations just yet.
Swearing at your most loyal and eager audience ranks right up there with filing lawsuits against college students and launching attacks against our armed forces. It's also on par with making new CDs as difficult to open as possible, bound as they are with glue and cellophane.
This is not an industry run by men and women with any love of music.
Times must be tough for the one-time pop queen.
She stared as Amber in the film "Swept Away," but few were able to judge her performance as a torrent of damning reviews ensured moviegoers stayed at home.
More recently, Madonna prepped a vitriolic music video meant to depict her firm stance on the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The diva, however, decided to pull a scene with a grenade landing in George Bush's lap. This change of heart has the mainstream press calling for her head. ®