WATCH: Madonna's 'Dark Ballet' Music Video Features Notable Twist

June 10, 2019

If the music video for “Dark Ballet” is any indication, the old Madonna is back.

The video, released Friday, opens with a quote from Joan of Arc, a medieval French character who thought she was selected to lead the country in the war against England. It’s reminiscent of some of Madonna’s earlier music videos, which tackle topics such as sexuality.

The new music video includes rapper Mykki Blanco, who at the end of the video provides a quote that reads, “I have walked this earth, Black, Queer and HIV positive, but no transgression against me has been as powerful as the hope I hold within.”

The song is on Madonna’s “Madame X” new album, which is scheduled to be released Friday.

Watch the music video, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times, above.

Fans felt the video featured an emotional twist.

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