The cinematic clip opens with Madonna-as-Madame X kneeling before an altar, gently lit by a gold and blue stained glass window. “Dear God, how could I trust anyone after years of disappointment and betrayal?” she whispers in urgent prayer. “How could I not want to run away again and again? Escape. I will never be what society expects me to be.”
As the track kicks in with its beat of “1-2-cha-cha-cha,” Madonna’s multifaceted alter ego assumes the identity of a cha-cha instructor, leading a class of dancers before singling out Maluma for some sultry one-on-one instruction.
“Ven conmigo, let’s take a trip / Ven conmigo, I’ll be so good for you,” she intones on the track’s bilingual chorus, seducing the Colombian star with a riding crop and even licking his toes at one point.
The video reaches its climax at the stars’ raucous wedding celebration, with Madonna donning a white gown, veiled cowboy hat and futuristic eye patch to dance on the table, before riding off into the countryside on horseback with Maluma.
Madame X is slated for release June 14 via Interscope Records.
Watch the full “Medellín” video below.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.