Madonna Debuts 'Turn Up the Radio' Video, Faces Two Lawsuits (VIDEO)
Madonna is hoping fans will “Turn Up the Radio” for her new single.
The pop icon has premiered the video for the song, which follows two singles that underwhelmed in the U.S.: “Give Me All Your Luvin’” hit number 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 but quickly fell off the chart; its followup, “Girl Gone Wild,” failed to chart at all. Meanwhile, the songs’ parent album, MDNA, has dropped off the Billboard 200 chart after a scant nine weeks.
To boost the new videoclip, the 53-year-old relies on an old standby: showing a little skin.
Madge dons black leather hot pants, stiletto heels and a leather jacket in the clip. With her ’60s-style hair anchored by a black headband, the singer is chauffered through the streets of Italy, where she collects a few hunks and cavorts with them in the convertible.
Madonna could use a little levity: she’s facing legal action from France’s far right leader because of a stunt she’s currently pulling on her MDNA tour.
In one part of the show, a photograph of National Front Leader Marine Le Pen is shown with a swastika superimposed over it. Le Pen is known for her controversial views on limiting Muslim immigration in France.
After the photo was flashed during Madonna’s concert in Paris on Saturday, reps for the National Front said it would be suing for public insult.
“This is just another provocation in Madonna's world tour so that people will talk about her,” said National Front Vice-President Florian Phillippot. “Marine Le Pen will defend not only her own honour but her supporters and the millions of National Front voters."
Le Pen herself threatened to sue when Madonna showed the image in Israel.
“We understand how old singers who need to get people talking about them go to such extremes,” the 43-year-old said.
Madge also flashed her nipple and buttocks at Saturday’s Stade de France show. It sure wasn’t the first time: last month, the singer infamously exposed her bare breast at a show in Istanbul.
The French fracas isn't the only bad news for Madonna: last week, a record company filed a copyright infringement lawsuit, claiming that she sampled one of its songs for her 1990 hit, “Vogue.”
VMG Salsoul says Madonna used the horns and strings from Salsoul Orchestra's 1977 dance song "Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)” – and only recently detected the alleged theft because of new technology.
View the brand-new video for Madonna's "Turn Up the Radio" above -- then let us know if you'll be doing just that in the comments section.