Madonna Performs Acoustic Cover of Britney Spears' 'Toxic' for World AIDS Day
On World AIDS Day, and just before Britney Spears' birthday, Madonna shared an acoustic cover of "Toxic" on Instagram.
Guitar in hand, Madonna began with the In the Zone single's second verse in an infrared video: "It's getting late/ To give you up/ I took a sip/ From my devil's cup/ Slowly, it's taking over me."
"Silence =Death!" she wrote. "Song For World AIDS Day! #toxic# poisonparadise."
Madonna also wished Spears, who turned 36 on Dec. 2, a happy birthday while honoring the day that recognizes those who have battled HIV/AIDS.
In separate posts, she resurfaced a poignant letter that ran as an ad in Billboard magazine in 1991 and an old photograph with two friends who died of the disease. She added, "We need to continue to make people aware of this disease, to do what we can to facilitate research and above all to practice safe sex!!"
Watch her perform "Toxic" and see her letter below.
In 1991 i took out a full page ad and published this letter. In Billboard magazine. So many lives have been lost since then!!! (And before!) we need to continue to make people aware of this disease, to do what we can to facilitate research and above all to practice safe sex!! ------------ #loss #life #love
In honor of World AIDS Day!! Im posting this photo of me with 2 of my dearest friends who died of AIDS. Kieth Haring and Martin Burgoyne. I Loved them both dearly! ♥️ We can never forget the lives lost by this disease!! And that there is still no cure! ------! Wake up World!! AIDS has not disappeared! ----