Madonna Is Sorrynotsorry For Leaked Album Comments
Star had compared theft of material to rape and terrorism...
As the queen of pop, Madonna is a woman used to getting her own way.
So when unfinished versions of tracks from her forthcoming album were leaked online, it's not surprising that she went ballistic.
However her choice of words in calling the leak "artistic rape" and comparing it to terrorism didn't go down very well in a week when people had died in horrific incidents in Pakistan and Sydney.
Addressing the Twitterstorm that ensued, she has now said she is "sorry if words alarm people", but explained that she has been "living in a state of terror" since the leak.
Speaking to The Guardian, the 56-year-old star said: "Obviously there is a person, or a group of people behind this that were essentially terrorising me. I don't want to sound alarming, but certainly that's how I felt.
"It's one thing if someone comes into your house and steals a painting off your wall: that's also a violation, but, your work, as an artist, that's devastating.
"I'm an artistic person, I'm very expressive. I'm sorry if words alarm people, but that's what it felt like. It was not a consensual agreement. I did not say, 'Hey, here's my music, and it's finished.' It was theft."
And she admitted that the theft had caused her to look at different ways of working.
"You have to rethink your approach to making music, how to get the information back and forth to people, how to work in a more secure environment. It's alarming.
"We want to finish writing our book or editing our film, we want to finish writing or producing our music. People need the arts, we need to be inspired, we need to hear people's records and see people's films.
"Why destroy that process for creative people? It's going to affect everybody."