June 18, 2015


See the "Bitch I'm Madonna" Video With Cameos From Beyoncé, Nicki & More

Update (6/18): Forget the Tidal exclusive—Madonna's "Bitch I'm Madonna" video is available for everyone. Watch it up top.

Original Story (6/17): "Bad Blood" it ain't. Madonna's new "Bitch I'm Madonna" video arrived on Wednesday—as another gated-off Tidal exclusive—and while it's fun, it definitely overhyped itself.

Tuesday's flashy poster teased the video as "starring" BeyoncéNicki MinajKaty PerryMiley Cyrus and Rita Ora. Someone's going to have to do a little word-splaining to Madge, as everyone except for Rita and Onika shows up for only one to two seconds. Kanye West and Diplo are also in the mix, and neither "stars."

Watch a semi-grainy version of the video above, and send your complaints and/or money to Tidal and co-owner Madonna if you need the real thing.

As we said, "Bitch I'm Madonna" isn't a blockbuster-sized production like Taylor Swift's latest, which featured an army of more than 15 musicians, models, and actresses, including Kendrick Lamar and Selena Gomez. But at least Nicki's here for her whole verse, still on her Return of the Pink Wig campaign. And we love those blacklight-friendly sock puppets. They're the real stars.