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Madonna’s New Party Hardy Video: “Epic” Or “Just Plain Sad”?

madonna-bitch-630x420Madonna just dropped the music video to her song “Bitch I’m Madonna,” the third single from her album Rebel Heartand it has critics and fans divided.

The video, released Wednesday, depicts a pink-haired Madonna running amok in a hotel with a bunch of hard-partying 20-somethings, making out with guys and girls (shocking!), dancing on furniture, throwing drinks in people’s faces, sporting that g.d. grill again and generally behaving in a way a 56-year-old mother of four definitely should not. It seems like a giant fuck you to all her ageist haters, and we applaud the songstress for that.

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The video also features blink-and-you’ll-miss-them cameos (if you can even call them that) from Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West and Rita Ora, as well as Madonna’s two sons, Rocco and David. Nicki Minaj also makes an appearance via green screen. Comedian Chris Rock and designer Alexander Wang are there, too, for some reason. Oh, and Diplo.

Yet despite having all the right ingredients (a catchy song, a colorful video, a star-studded cast), the Daily Beast called “Bitch I’m Madonna” “just plain sad.” Reviewer Kevin Fallon wrote, “At worst, it’s desperate. At best, it’s just dumb.” Meanwhile, Rolling Stone called it “epic” and a “blowout party.”

Those are two vastly different responses to the same 4:03 music video.

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Queerty Instagram followers had similarly polarized responses. When we posted about the video earlier today, people had a lot to say.

“It’s dreadful,” Instagram user  wrote. “I am concerned she is not well and is being managed by a complete misogynist. Something is wrong.”

“It’s a fun party video for a fun party song,”  commented. “It’s not that serious.”

Check out the video below and let us know what you think about it in the comments. (Then follow us on Instagram!)