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Oh No, Madonna Turns Elliott Smith Song Into Performance Art About Prison

Music

Oh No, Madonna Turns Elliott Smith Song Into Performance Art About Prison

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I love ice cream and I love robots, but that doesn’t mean I want to eat robot ice cream, you know what I mean? Kind of the emotions I’m feeling right now watching this video of Madonna, in which she performs Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars” in New York last night as part of a performance art piece meant to protest the prison industrial complex. A worthy cause, sure, and it’s important not to be too precious about your favorite musicians, but this is the third most embarrassing thing to ever happen to the late, beloved songwriter. (First being the Oscars performance, second being murdered and having it set up to look like a suicide).

The piece was a promotion for Secretprojectrevolution, Madonna and Steven Klein’s film, which you can check out below. (via)