Single Review: Bitch I'm Madonna by Madonna (ft Nicki Minaj)

After two songs that achieved some success as dance and adult contemporary singles ("Living for Love" and "Ghosttown"), Madonna has finally released her Rebel Heart single aimed at mainstream domination: "Bitch I'm Madonna." That song is a soundtrack for summer parties and it's nice to hear Madonna having such a good time. What I find interesting about the tune is that the hook--and it's a damn good one--is an in-your-face proclamation of Madonna's strength and independence. It not only reinforces her legacy, but it also reminds listeners that identifying with Madonna and her music has helped them discover and celebrate themselves too. (Not too mention, there is something delightfully on-the-nose about pop stars like Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Miley Cryus, Kanye West, and Beyonce mouthing the words "Bitch, I'm Madonna," because their careers have capitalized on a model for pop stardom that Madonna created.) This newest single is rebellious Madonna at her best, and kudos to producer Diplo and to Nicki Minaj for helping round out this great song.

No comments: