In fact, she had posed in blackface make-up with white eyes for photographer Steven Klein's cover art. "I painted my face black, except for red lips and white eyes. It was a play on words. Have you ever heard of the Black Madonna?" the Daily express quoted her as telling Rolling Stone magazine.
"It has layers of meaning, and, for a minute, I thought it would be a fun title... Then I thought, ''25 per cent of the world might get this, probably less, it''s not worth it,''" she added.