Yet another Madonna demo recording has leaked, but this time there’s a twist.
The track “Two Steps Behind” is one of now more than two dozen demos from Madonna that have emerged on the web over the past few weeks. The song’s surfacing — and earlier allegations of it being about Lady Gaga — prompted Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary to address the song directly on Twitter.
“That song is NOT about Gaga or anyone in particular,” Oseary wrote, answering a fan during a Twitter Q&A session. He added, “the song is an unfinished demo she had no intention of finishing or releasing along with many others. She has NO ill will towards Gaga. It’s nonsense. She was listening to (Gaga’s) Tony Bennett duet album last week and appreciating it.”
@EDXCX that song is NOT about gaga or anyone in particular.
— Guy Oseary (@guyoseary) December 28, 2014
Back in August, The Sun claimed it had obtained the lyrics to a Madonna song titled “Two Steps Behind Me,” reporting that a source “working closely with Madonna” thought Gaga would be “mortified” if she got wind of the song. (As it turns out, The Sun had the correct lyrics, as heard on the leaked demo.)
However, the track’s non-specific lyrics like, “You’re a copycat, get back/I’m always on your mind,” could arguably be about any artist attempting to steal the Queen of Pop’s crown.
As for the continued the leaks, Oseary tells Billboard that “we are working hard to solve this crime. Madonna feels extremely violated to have her unfinished work stolen and released.”