Los Angeles: Pop star Madonna has urged fans not to distribute her nude images, which have leaked online.
The Material Girl hitmaker is furious after a number of unreleased images from old photoshoots hit the web and she has expressed her outrage by ranting about the alleged theft in a series of posts on photo-sharing site Instagram, reports contactmusic.com.
Madonna blames hackers for the leak and has asked fans not to buy or re-post the images, many of which she has uploaded to the social networking website as examples.
In a caption she writes: "Out takes from Steven Klein shoot I`ve never seen before. Thanks for showing me again and again that stealing selling and buying is alive and well in cyberspace!..."
She adds in another caption, "Another unreleased photo from a series I have just discovered! Stolen and sold to (sic) whom?? Wtf (what the f**k)? Are my fans doing this? If so I`m very confused! Stealing is a crime. #karma.""
The star went on to upload another picture and pleaded for the culprit to be found, adding: "This is a fitting photo I did not release (sic). I do not make money from the release of any of my photos. But other people do!
"I am asking my true fans and supporters who respect me as an artist and a human to not get involved with the purchasing trading or posting of unreleased images or music. I hope and pray we find the source of the leaks soon.
"Until then I am grateful for any leads or info and even more grateful for your support and loyalty! Please let me finish my work so I can give you my very best! Respect art and the process."
The incident follows the leak of the star`s new track, "Rebel Heart", earlier this month.