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01/12/2014 12:48 GMT | Updated 02/12/2014 11:59 GMT

Madonna Goes Topless In New Photo-Shoot, Discusses How Drug Use Influenced Songs On Her Album (NSFW PICS)

Madonna may be into her fourth decade in the music industry, but she’s still not showing any signs of relenting as one of the most provocative and polarising stars on the planet, after posing topless for her latest photo-shoot.

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The pop icon shows it all off in the new pictures for 'Interview' magazine, where she - bizarrely enough - also sits down for a chat about recording her forthcoming album with magician and professional glass box-dweller, David Blaine.

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The arrival of the topless photos follows a statement she posted on her Instagram last week, when she appeared to be taking a pop at the social media site for hosting photos of Kim Kardashian’s bare bum, but not allowing photos of bare boobs on the site.

Its confusing. Nipples are considered forbidden and provocative but exposing your ass is not. #flummoxed

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In the interview, Madonna discusses the themes which feature on her forthcoming 13th album, including a track called ‘Devil Prays’, which was influenced by drug use.

She explains: “It's about how people take drugs to connect to God or to a higher level of consciousness. I keep saying, ‘Plugging into the matrix’ If you get high, you can do that, which is why a lot of people drop acid or do drugs, because they want to get closer to God.

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Last week, a track thought to be the lead single from her upcoming release, ‘Rebel Heart’, leaked online, getting us seriously excited for her new album.

In short, the wheels are in motion for a new Madonna era.

Read her full interview in the latest issue of Interview magazine.

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