Madonna seems to be hinting at her former husband Guy Ritchie in the angst ridden lyrics of her song I Don’t Give A... in her new album MDNA.
The song includes the lines, “I tried to be a good girl/I tried to be your wife/Diminished myself/And I swallowed my light/I tried to become all/That you expect of me/And if it was a failure/I don’t give a [bleep].”
What could be Madonna’s most personal lyrics yet created a buzz at the invite-only playback of the superstar’s album by longtime press agent Liz Rosenberg Friday night at The Agency Group in New York.
While no printed lyrics were provided, the pop queen sounds in a fighting mood. In a song titled Bang Bang, there is more rage, also perhaps directed at Ritchie.
Lyrics for the song include, “Bang bang, shot you dead/Shot my lover in the head/Now my lover is dead/And I have no regrets/He deserved it/And I’m going straight to hell/And I got a lot of friends there/And if I see that bitch in hell/I’m gonna shoot him in the head again/Cuz I want to see him die/Over and over.”
Rosenberg refused to confirm the lyrics and said he didn’t know whether the lyrics were ‘autobiographical or not.’
“If those are the words you heard... I have not heard Madonna explain whether the lyrics are autobiographical or not. She doesn’t often explain lyrics to her songs, and she did have a few writing collaborators. I can only confirm that the response from the music press who heard the album was really exciting. They seemed to love it,” the New York Post quoted him as saying.
Madonna and Ritchie wed in 2000, and he reportedly got up to a $ 92 million in settlement from their split, after eight years of marriage. They share custody of sons Rocco and David Banda.
Ritchie had hinted at some acrimony when he told Details in November that he had “stepped into a soap opera.”