Madonna is using a new music video to shine a spotlight on what she calls the “biggest problem in America right now”: gun violence.

The Grammy Award winner released the video for “God Control,” a song from this month’s "Madame X" album, on Wednesday.

A message shown at the beginning of the video states, “The story you are about to see is very disturbing. It shows graphic scenes of gun violence. But it’s happening everyday.”


In the eight-minute long video, clubgoers are seen being targeted by a gunman as they revel alongside Madonna. Other scenes depict protesters advocating for gun control, holding anti-National Rifle Association signs. 

Lines in the song include: “We need to wake up” and “When they talk reforms, it makes me laugh/They pretend to help, it makes me laugh.” Graphics shown at the end of the music video cite statistics about annual deaths and injuries related to guns, before stating simply, "Gun control. Now."

“I made this video because I want to draw attention to a crisis that needs to be addressed,” Madonna told People in a Wednesday interview.

“I cannot take it anymore,” the 60-year-old performer said.

“I hope people are moved. I hope people are inspired,” the singer added. “And I hope people see that no one is safe. Not even themselves.”

Madonna said guns and the threat of mass shootings are constantly on her mind: “Every time I go out to a public gathering, I think about it. When my kids go to school, I think about it. It’s kind of crazy. Every time there is a gathering of any sort there’s a possibility that this might happen.”

“It’s a crazy state of mind to be living in,” Madonna said. “It seems like it’s some kind of futuristic action film, but it’s our reality.”