Madonna, 63, defends herself against backlash for her NFT videos featuring 3D scan of her vagina


Madonna has slammed the backlash over her explicit nude NFT videos by arguing that she is just ‘doing what women have been doing since the beginning of time’.

The music icon, 63, released a bizarre collection of NFT videos that feature graphic digital scans of her own vagina, as well as naked depictions of herself giving birth to trees, butterflies, and robotic centipedes.

The pop icon – who is no stranger to the shock factor – sparked confusion and even dismay on social media on Wednesday when she debuted the risque NFT collection. 

Hit back: Madonna has slammed the backlash over her explicit nude NFT videos by arguing that she is just 'doing what women have been doing since the beginning of time'

Hit back: Madonna has slammed the backlash over her explicit nude NFT videos by arguing that she is just ‘doing what women have been doing since the beginning of time’

Now she has hit back in an interview with the artist himself Beeple (whose real name is Michael Joseph Winkelmann).

She explained: ‘I’m doing what women have been doing since the beginning of time, which is giving birth.

‘But on a more existential level, I’m giving birth to art and creativity and we would be lost without both.’

Bizarre: The music icon, 63, released a bizarre collection of NFT videos that feature graphic digital scans of her own vagina, as well as naked depictions of herself giving birth to trees, butterflies, and robotic centipedes

Bizarre: The music icon, 63, released a bizarre collection of NFT videos that feature graphic digital scans of her own vagina, as well as naked depictions of herself giving birth to trees, butterflies, and robotic centipedes

Bizarre: The music icon, 63, released a bizarre collection of NFT videos that feature graphic digital scans of her own vagina, as well as naked depictions of herself giving birth to trees, butterflies, and robotic centipedes

She added: ‘I think it’s really important that a lot of thought and conversation went into creating these videos.’

Madonna teamed up with digital artist, graphic designer, and animator Beeple to make the three NFT videos – also known as non-fungible tokens – which leave very little to imagination. 

Among the most graphic aspects of the clips are the close-up shots of the Like a Virgin singer’s private parts, which were created using scans of the singer’s own genitals – and which have sparked the most controversy and outrage on social media.  

The popstar, 63 - who often shows off her body in raunchy social media pictures - has brought new meaning to the phrase 'up close and personal' with the explicit art videos

The popstar, 63 - who often shows off her body in raunchy social media pictures - has brought new meaning to the phrase 'up close and personal' with the explicit art videos

The popstar, 63 – who often shows off her body in raunchy social media pictures – has brought new meaning to the phrase ‘up close and personal’ with the explicit art videos 

Madonna shared the interview to her Instagram page, and included conversations between her Beeple in which the pair discussed their vision. 

‘I say we need a forest with creepy crawly bugs coming out of me. Not often does a robot centipede crawl out of my vagina,’ the singer joked.

After the videos were released they quickly sparked a firestorm of responses on Twitter, with users branding her ‘desperate for attention’ and calling the clips ‘cringe’, ‘creepy’ and ‘scary’. 

‘Technology was a mistake,’ wrote one person after viewing the clips. Just what the world needs right now, Madonna,’ said someone else sarcastically. 

Another said that the Vogue singer ‘never ceases to amaze them,’ while a different user claimed that ‘nobody asked for this.’

She teamed up with digital artist, graphic designer, and animator Beeple (whose real name is Michael Joseph Winkelmann) to make the three NFTs - which leave very little to imagination

She teamed up with digital artist, graphic designer, and animator Beeple (whose real name is Michael Joseph Winkelmann) to make the three NFTs - which leave very little to imagination

She teamed up with digital artist, graphic designer, and animator Beeple (whose real name is Michael Joseph Winkelmann) to make the three NFTs – which leave very little to imagination

‘Leave it to Madonna to shake things up,’ read a different tweet.

‘Oh good Heavens. This is a sick, sick, evil world,’ said someone else.

A different person said they wanted to ‘get the f**k off the planet’ after seeing the videos, while another called them ‘scary, yet hilarious.’

Someone else wrote that the ‘world has gone insane,’ while one user joked that her clips ended the NFT community altogether.

‘And there goes the final shred of heterosexuality I had remaining,’ said one Twitter user.

Someone else simply tweeted, ‘Cringe,’ in response to the videos.

‘Can someone please break it gently to @Madonna that not everybody wants to see her vagina?’ begged another person.

The clips left many people on the internet stunned and horrified - and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the revealing NFTs

The clips left many people on the internet stunned and horrified - and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the revealing NFTs

The clips left many people on the internet stunned and horrified – and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the revealing NFTs

One person said that she 'never ceases to amaze them,' while a different user claimed that 'nobody asked for this'

One person said that she 'never ceases to amaze them,' while a different user claimed that 'nobody asked for this'

One person said that she ‘never ceases to amaze them,’ while a different user claimed that ‘nobody asked for this’

A different person said they wanted to 'get the f**k off the planet' after seeing the videos, while another called them 'scary, yet hilarious'

A different person said they wanted to 'get the f**k off the planet' after seeing the videos, while another called them 'scary, yet hilarious'

A different person said they wanted to ‘get the f**k off the planet’ after seeing the videos, while another called them ‘scary, yet hilarious’

Another person slammed Madonna for 'desperately seeking attention to stay relevant'

Another person slammed Madonna for 'desperately seeking attention to stay relevant'

Another person slammed Madonna for ‘desperately seeking attention to stay relevant’

‘Do we really need this?’ asked one fan. ‘Is anyone clamoring for a 3D model of any of Madonna’s body parts?

Another person slammed Madonna for ‘desperately seeking attention to stay relevant.’

‘She’s really desperate for attention in her old age,’ agreed another user.

A different tweet read, ‘She’s just continuing her ride to full on weirdo. This is why Janet [Jackson] will always be better.’

‘She has gone full bonkers,’ said another message, while a different person added, ‘She definitely needs an intervention.’ 

‘Madonna is disgusting and the last person in the world whose vagina I want to see rendered in animated 3D, but, I credit her for managing to still be shocking in her 60s,’ said someone else. ‘It’s dumb but at least it’s bold.’

Some people reacted to the NFTs by sharing GIFs, including one that showed Peter Griffin from Family Guy saying, ‘Why?’ 

Another showed a man rolling his eyes, while a third featured someone looking disgusted, which the Twitter user captioned, ‘Yikes.’

One person even compared her private parts to roast beef. 

Someone else wrote that the 'world has gone insane,' while one user joked that her clips ended the NFT community altogether

Someone else wrote that the 'world has gone insane,' while one user joked that her clips ended the NFT community altogether

Someone else wrote that the ‘world has gone insane,’ while one user joked that her clips ended the NFT community altogether

Some people reacted to the NFTs by sharing GIFs, including one that showed Peter Griffin from Family Guy saying, 'Why?'

Some people reacted to the NFTs by sharing GIFs, including one that showed Peter Griffin from Family Guy saying, 'Why?'

Some people reacted to the NFTs by sharing GIFs, including one that showed Peter Griffin from Family Guy saying, ‘Why?’

Another showed a man rolling his eyes, while a third featured someone looking disgusted, which the Twitter user captioned, 'Yikes'

Another showed a man rolling his eyes, while a third featured someone looking disgusted, which the Twitter user captioned, 'Yikes'

Another showed a man rolling his eyes, while a third featured someone looking disgusted, which the Twitter user captioned, ‘Yikes’

One person even compared her private parts to roast beef

One person even compared her private parts to roast beef

One person even compared her private parts to roast beef

Collectively entitled Mother of Creation, Madonna bared it all in the racy digital art pieces, which are meant to deliver the message that ‘you never know where you are going to find life, and you can never give up hope,’ according to their website.

The first video, called Mother of Nature, features a digitalized version of Madonna, who is sitting completely naked on a metal exam table in an empty laboratory.

The clip begins with vines coming out of the 63-year-old’s vagina, before she then proceeds to give birth to an enormous tree.

Bark, branches, and leaves all grow from her private area. Moss and flowers – which are shaped like vaginas themselves – then begin to cover the tree.

‘My journey through life as a woman is like that of a tree. Starting with a small seed, always pushing against the resistance of the Earth. The endless weight of gravity,’ she could be heard saying throughout the one-minute clip.

‘Scorching heat, pouring rain, and punishing winds. I’ve told myself to be civil so that I won’t break, while predators pick at my fruit and scrape my bark, solve my branches, chop me down, burn me to the ground. They will never destroy my essence nor take my glory nor extinguish my soul.’

‘In a cold laboratory setting, with no sign of life, an opening gives way to a branch that transforms into a full vibrant tree,’ a description on the NFT’s website reads.

The first video, called Mother of Nature, features a digitalized version of Madonna, who is sitting completely naked on a metal table in an empty laboratory

The first video, called Mother of Nature, features a digitalized version of Madonna, who is sitting completely naked on a metal table in an empty laboratory

She is sitting completely naked on a metal exam table in an empty laboratory

She is sitting completely naked on a metal exam table in an empty laboratory

The first video, called Mother of Nature, features a digitalized version of Madonna, who is sitting completely naked on a metal exam table in an empty laboratory

The clip begins with vines coming out of the 63-year-old's vagina, before she then proceeds to give birth to an enormous tree. Bark, branches, and leaves are seen grow from her private area

The clip begins with vines coming out of the 63-year-old's vagina, before she then proceeds to give birth to an enormous tree. Bark, branches, and leaves are seen grow from her private area

The clip begins with vines coming out of the 63-year-old’s vagina, before she then proceeds to give birth to an enormous tree. Bark, branches, and leaves are seen grow from her private area

'My journey through life as a woman is like that of a tree. Starting with a small seed, always pushing against the resistance of the Earth,' she could be heard saying throughout the clip

'My journey through life as a woman is like that of a tree. Starting with a small seed, always pushing against the resistance of the Earth,' she could be heard saying throughout the clip

‘My journey through life as a woman is like that of a tree. Starting with a small seed, always pushing against the resistance of the Earth,’ she could be heard saying throughout the clip

‘It pushes against gravity and flowers bloom. The tree may bend or even break, but it continues to recreate and flourish.’

The second clip, entitled Mother of Evolution, features the digitalized version of Madonna – who is once again nude – on top of a rusty old truck.

With her legs spread wide open, butterflies could be seen flying out of her vagina as she recites the lyrics from her song Justify My Love.

‘I don’t want to be your mother. I don’t want to be your sister either. I just want to be your lover. I want to be your baby,’ she says. ‘We can fly.’

According to the description, the NFT touches on ‘the metamorphosis journey of butterflies, which are one of the most beautiful creations in nature, and a sign of hope.’

‘The butterflies are a metaphor for the paradox that the world is burning down in a post-apocalyptic scene, but there is still evidence of life,’ it continues.

‘We continue to give birth, no matter what destruction is going on, no matter what oppression we face.

‘It relays the important message that if you are waiting for the world to be perfect or for your life to be perfect to create art, it will never happen. 

She continues: 'Predators pick at my fruit and scrape my bark, solve my branches, chop me down, burn me to the ground'

She continues: 'Predators pick at my fruit and scrape my bark, solve my branches, chop me down, burn me to the ground'

She continues: ‘Predators pick at my fruit and scrape my bark, solve my branches, chop me down, burn me to the ground’

'They will never destroy my essence nor take my glory nor extinguish my soul,' she concludes in the one-minute video

'They will never destroy my essence nor take my glory nor extinguish my soul,' she concludes in the one-minute video

‘They will never destroy my essence nor take my glory nor extinguish my soul,’ she concludes in the one-minute video

In a description of the NFT on its website, it explains that the tree 'pushes against gravity,' adding, 'It may bend or even break, but it continues to recreate and flourish'

In a description of the NFT on its website, it explains that the tree 'pushes against gravity,' adding, 'It may bend or even break, but it continues to recreate and flourish'

In a description of the NFT on its website, it explains that the tree ‘pushes against gravity,’ adding, ‘It may bend or even break, but it continues to recreate and flourish’

‘We have to do it, for our own survival in this chaotic, unpredictable world.’

The third and final video, called Mother of Technology, shows the Like a Virgin songstress laying naked in the woods, while metal centipedes crawl out of her genital area.

Moss and flowers - which are shaped like vaginas themselves - cover the tree

Moss and flowers - which are shaped like vaginas themselves - cover the tree

Moss and flowers – which are shaped like vaginas themselves – cover the tree

‘In my hallucination, I saw my beloved’s flower garden. In my vertigo, in my dizziness, in my drunken haze, whirling and dancing like a spinning wheel,’ she says in the video, reciting a poem by 13th century poet Rumi.

‘I saw myself as the source of existence. I was there in the beginning, and I was the spirit of love. Now I am sober. There is only the hangover and the memory of love and only sorrow. 

‘I yearn for happiness, I asked for help, I want mercy. My love says, “Look at me and hear me because I am here just for that.”‘

The robotic bugs descend out of her vagina and make their way into the forest, ‘depicting the way science can also birth light into the world, but only if used with the right consciousness.’ 

The second clip, entitled Mother of Evolution, features the digitalized version of Madonna - who is once again nude - on top of a rusty old truck

The second clip, entitled Mother of Evolution, features the digitalized version of Madonna - who is once again nude - on top of a rusty old truck

The second clip, entitled Mother of Evolution, features the digitalized version of Madonna – who is once again nude – on top of a rusty old truck

With her legs spread wide open, butterflies are seen flying out of her vagina as she recites the lyrics from her song Justify My Love

With her legs spread wide open, butterflies are seen flying out of her vagina as she recites the lyrics from her song Justify My Love

With her legs spread wide open, butterflies are seen flying out of her vagina as she recites the lyrics from her song Justify My Love

According to the description, the NFT touches on ‘the metamorphosis journey of butterflies, which are one of the most beautiful creations in nature, and a sign of hope’

A description of the clip reads, ‘The centipede represents technology – both the life giving-force and the dangers of it, the juxtaposition of dark and light. 

‘Technology continues to evolve in the physical, natural and real world; we can do whatever we want, but there are consequences to that. Nature will ultimately win in the end.’

The duo made the NFTs using 3D scans of Madonna, and it took more than a year to complete. An auction for the art is set to open today on SuperRare.

‘When [Beeple] and I decided to collaborate on this project a year ago, I was excited to have the opportunity to share my vision of the world as a mother and an artist with Mike’s own unique point of view,’ Madonna said in a statement.

‘It’s been an amazing journey building this together from an intellectual idea to an emotional story, giving birth to art.

‘I wanted to investigate the concept of creation, not only the way a child enters the world through a woman’s vagina, but also the way an artist gives birth to creativity.’

The third and final video, called Mother of Technology, shows the Like a Virgin songstress laying naked in the woods, while metal centipedes crawl out of her genital area

The third and final video, called Mother of Technology, shows the Like a Virgin songstress laying naked in the woods, while metal centipedes crawl out of her genital area

The third and final video, called Mother of Technology, shows the Like a Virgin songstress laying naked in the woods, while metal centipedes crawl out of her genital area

The robotic bugs descend out of her vagina and make their way into the forest, 'depicting the way science can also birth light into the world, but only if used with the right consciousness'

The robotic bugs descend out of her vagina and make their way into the forest, 'depicting the way science can also birth light into the world, but only if used with the right consciousness'

The robotic bugs descend out of her vagina and make their way into the forest, ‘depicting the way science can also birth light into the world, but only if used with the right consciousness’

A description of the clip reads, 'The centipede represents technology - both the life giving-force and the dangers of it, the juxtaposition of dark and light'

A description of the clip reads, 'The centipede represents technology - both the life giving-force and the dangers of it, the juxtaposition of dark and light'

'Technology continues to evolve in the physical, natural and real world; we can do whatever we want, but there are consequences to that. Nature will ultimately win in the end,' it continues

'Technology continues to evolve in the physical, natural and real world; we can do whatever we want, but there are consequences to that. Nature will ultimately win in the end,' it continues

A description of the clip reads, ‘The centipede represents technology – both the life giving-force and the dangers of it, the juxtaposition of dark and light’

All proceeds from the sales of the NFTs will be donated to three charities chosen by the popstar and the digital creator, all of which ‘further their missions in supporting mothers across the globe.’

The three charities are The Voices of Children Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting the women and children affected by the war in Ukraine, The City of Joy, which helps women survivors of severe violence, and Black Mama’s Bail Out, which focuses on bailing-out of black mothers and caregivers who are disproportionately incarcerated.

Beeple is well known for making art inspired by pop culture figures, and is credited with ‘bringing the earning power of crypto art to the forefront,’ HyperAllergic reported.

Yesterday, Madonna posted some behind-the-scenes snaps from the creation of the NFTs to her Instagram account.

All proceeds from the sales of the NFTs will be donated to three charities chosen by the popstar and the digital creator, all of which 'further their missions in supporting mothers'

All proceeds from the sales of the NFTs will be donated to three charities chosen by the popstar and the digital creator, all of which 'further their missions in supporting mothers'

All proceeds from the sales of the NFTs will be donated to three charities chosen by the popstar and the digital creator, all of which ‘further their missions in supporting mothers’

Yesterday, Madonna posted some behind-the-scenes snaps from the creation of the NFTs to her Instagram account

Yesterday, Madonna posted some behind-the-scenes snaps from the creation of the NFTs to her Instagram account

Yesterday, Madonna posted some behind-the-scenes snaps from the creation of the NFTs to her Instagram account 

They showed her posing while receiving the 3D scan, shielding her eyes with a quirky pair of visor sunglasses that wrapped all the way around her face

They showed her posing while receiving the 3D scan, shielding her eyes with a quirky pair of visor sunglasses that wrapped all the way around her face

They showed her posing while receiving the 3D scan, shielding her eyes with a quirky pair of visor sunglasses that wrapped all the way around her face 

Madonna wore her bright blonde locks in a sleek straightened style that tumbled down to her waist. She donned a white corset with baggy, orange and black shorts

Madonna wore her bright blonde locks in a sleek straightened style that tumbled down to her waist. She donned a white corset with baggy, orange and black shorts

Madonna wore her bright blonde locks in a sleek straightened style that tumbled down to her waist. She donned a white corset with baggy, orange and black shorts

The pictures showed her posing while undergoing the 3D scan, shielding her eyes with a quirky pair of visor sunglasses that wrapped all the way around her face.

Madonna wore her bright blonde locks in a sleek straightened style that tumbled down to her waist.

She donned a white corset with baggy, orange and black shorts. She paired the look with fishnet tights and black boots.

Speaking about the project in an Instagram video alongside Beeple, she explained: ‘The opening of each video is essentially me giving birth. 

‘Whether I am giving birth on a tank in a post-apocalyptic city, or a hospital bed in a very sterile hospital environment, I’m doing what women have been doing since the being of time but on a more existential level, I am giving birth to art and creativity.’ 

She continued: ‘It’s not often that robot centipedes crawl out of my vagina. I think it’s really important that people know that a lot of thought and conversation went into creating these videos.’

The hitmaker is no stranger to showing off her body, and she has posted numerous nearly-naked snaps to her social media accounts in recent months.

Talk about up close and personal! How Madonna has been baring it all on social media for months now… 

Back in February, to the shock of her fans, Madonna uploaded a topless photo of herself to Instagram.

The sultry snap showed the superstar posing with no shirt on, as her hair extensions covered her breasts.

She wore a series of necklaces, including a smiley-face choker and a silver, crucifix piece of jewelry. 

Baring it all: Back in February, to the shock of her fans, Madonna uploaded a topless photo of herself to Instagram

Baring it all: Back in February, to the shock of her fans, Madonna uploaded a topless photo of herself to Instagram

Baring it all: Back in February, to the shock of her fans, Madonna uploaded a topless photo of herself to Instagram

In December, the mom-of-six posted another slew of racy photos to her Instagram account as she reflected on 2021.

One showed her hanging from her bed frame in fishnet tights and a black thong, while another featured her topless wearing a hat and a short Marilyn Monroe-style wig.

She joked in the caption: ‘2021 is almost over… Full of extraordinary surprises. I tried to keep my clothes on as often as possible. Merry Christmas.’

In December, the mom-of-six posted another slew of racy snaps on her Instagram as she reflected on 2021. One showed her hanging from her bed frame in fishnet tights and a black thong

In December, the mom-of-six posted another slew of racy snaps on her Instagram as she reflected on 2021. One showed her hanging from her bed frame in fishnet tights and a black thong

In December, the mom-of-six posted another slew of racy snaps on her Instagram as she reflected on 2021. One showed her hanging from her bed frame in fishnet tights and a black thong

Leaving little to imagination: One month before that, she shared a series of images that featured her lounging on a bed in lingerie

Leaving little to imagination: One month before that, she shared a series of images that featured her lounging on a bed in lingerie

She posed in a number of compromising positions, showing off her bare breasts as well as her thong-clad derriere in some of them

She posed in a number of compromising positions, showing off her bare breasts as well as her thong-clad derriere in some of them

Leaving little to imagination: One month before that, she shared a series of images that featured her lounging on a bed in lingerie 

One month before that, she shared a series of images that featured her lounging on a bed in lingerie.

She posed in a number of compromising positions, showing off her bare breasts as well as her thong-clad derriere in some of them.

In September 2021, she stripped down for the ‘Gram once again – posing seductively on her bed in nothing but a thong, fishnet tights, and long silk evening gloves.

Madonna used her hand to cover her breasts as she turned her head away from the camera in one of the pics.

In another, she covered her nipple with a red ‘X’ as she laid topless with her breasts on full display.

Topless: In September 2021, she stripped down for the 'Gram once again - posing seductively on her bed in nothing but a thong, fishnet tights, and long silk evening gloves

Topless: In September 2021, she stripped down for the 'Gram once again - posing seductively on her bed in nothing but a thong, fishnet tights, and long silk evening gloves

Topless: In September 2021, she stripped down for the ‘Gram once again – posing seductively on her bed in nothing but a thong, fishnet tights, and long silk evening gloves

Racy: Madonna used her hand to cover her breasts as she turned her head away from the camera in one of the pics

Racy: Madonna used her hand to cover her breasts as she turned her head away from the camera in one of the pics

Racy: Madonna used her hand to cover her breasts as she turned her head away from the camera in one of the pics

And in April of the same year, she posted another shirtless photo to her social media.

This one featured her looking away from the camera as her long, blonde hair covered her breasts.

In November 2021, the hitmaker came under fire after she revealed that she didn’t pay her staff while working on a V Magazine photoshoot at the time.

She promoted the cover shoot in a snap that showed photographer Steven Klein holding a knife to her throat while she donned a bunch of tiny braids. 

In April of the same year, she posted another topless picture to her social media. This one featured her looking away from the camera as her long hair covered her breasts

In April of the same year, she posted another topless picture to her social media. This one featured her looking away from the camera as her long hair covered her breasts

In April of the same year, she posted another topless picture to her social media. This one featured her looking away from the camera as her long hair covered her breasts

Disgruntled fans quickly flooded the comment section, who blasted the multimillionaire for permitting unpaid labor.

Others were left furious at her braided hairstyle – accusing her of cultural appropriation – and some insisted she was glorifying violence.

Her caption read: ‘Proud of my collaboration with @stevenkleinstudio for @vmagazine knowing that against all odds… and with very little support from non artistic people who kept pushing back – the fact that we did it with almost zero budget, we were still able to make ART!

‘Thanks to all who did support us and slept on couches and worked long hours and for free all to support Madame X who is not only here to disturb the peace but to keep art alive.’ 

In November 2021, the hitmaker came under fire after she revealed that she didn't pay her staff while working on a V Magazine photoshoot at the time

In November 2021, the hitmaker came under fire after she revealed that she didn't pay her staff while working on a V Magazine photoshoot at the time

In November 2021, the hitmaker came under fire after she revealed that she didn’t pay her staff while working on a V Magazine photoshoot at the time 



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