Madonna Defends Using Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana Images To Promote 'Rebel Heart'
The Queen of Pop has explained that her fans made the pics in support of her latest studio LP...
Madonna has hit back at criticism surrounding a series of Photoshopped images she used to promote her new album, Rebel Heart.
The Queen of Pop caused a stir after posting pics of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Princess Diana, which were all doctored to mimic the artwork of her latest LP.
After she was slammed for her posts, Madge stuck up for herself on Facebook by writing: "I'm sorry, I'm not comparing my self to anyone.
"I'm admiring and acknowledging there Rebel Hearts. This is neither a crime or an insult or racist!"
She went on: "I also did it with Michael Jackson and Frida Khalo and Marilyn Monroe. Am I saying I am them. NO. I'm saying they are Rebel Hearts too.
"And I didn't do it. My fans did. And I just re posted those photos. My fans aren't racist either.
"If they put me in the same category as these other people. Thank you."
Madonna concluded: "I'm very flattered and I hope one day to live up to 1 100th of what those people accomplished."
The star's new album is due for release on March 10, with fans able to pre-order the collection on iTunes now.