Recordings of the new song, featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., found in 31-year-old’s belongings after leak was traced to Spain, police say.
By Andrea Duncan-Mao
Just over a month after a demo of Madonna‘s “Gimme All Your Luvin” was leaked online, police have arrested a 31-year-old fan. After the icon’s lawyers traced the leak to Spain, the man, whose full name has not been released, was arrested in the northern city of Zaragoza. Police, who have only confirmed the suspect’s initials as J.M.R., describe the man as “a big Madonna fan” and say they found recordings of the song in his belongings.
The track, which features Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., was leaked without M.I.A.’s vocals. When it surfaced in early November, Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary voiced his displeasure via Twitter, writing, “The plan was for new music to come out in the new year. I’m very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song! We are asking that the fans please help us police any more leaks. We have a lot in store for you. But please respect the process.” An unhappy Madge also weighed in, via Oseary, saying, “My true fans wouldn’t do this. Whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop!”
No word on when the video will be released, but Madonna’s upcoming as-yet-untitled new album is expected to drop in the spring of 2012. It will feature production from Ray of Light producer William Orbit. Madonna is also slated to perform at the Super Bowl in February, which coincides with the release of her film “W.E.”
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