Pop icon Madonna shocked the world today by revealing controversial artwork for her latest single, Gang Bang. Madonna appears on the cover in what many fans initially mistook for pro-environmentalist commentary. The cover photograph shows her on what appears to be a big game hunt and kneeling next to the body of an endangered African Elephant (below).
However, Madonna's publicist was quick to issue a statement that the photograph was taken while his client was managing her successful ivory poaching business in Cameroon.
Madonna has been a major supplier of ivory to the world for over 25 years. The cover is her way of coming out to her millions of fans about her involvement in this important international enterprise. When people learn the truth about how ivory helps feed and clothe the needy of Africa, they will realize what a great humanitarian service Madonna performs.
The statement continued with the admission that 90% of Madonna's wealth is due to trade in ivory. "You really didn't think she got that rich from selling her crappy music, did you?" said editor of Madonna World magazine Matthew Richardson. "All true Madonna fans know that she's really a bitch who loves high caliber weapons and killing animals."