Madonna globe to be auctioned off

Proceeds will benefit Raising Malawi

A polystyrene globe signed by Madonna is set to be auctioned off to raise money for the singer’s Raising Malawi charity.

The pop superstar posed with the 80lb globe for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, afterwards signing it and drawing a heart over Africa.

The globe was commissioned by the magazine to be made by London-based set designer Robbie Doig, and is four feet in diameter.

The globe is part of a package that Vanity Fair are auctioning off which also includes two tickets to a “very special Madonna performance in New York City” at the end of April.

The location and date of the performance are still under wraps, so stay tuned to NME.COM for more information.

Madonna is gearing up for the release of her 11th studio album ‘Hard Candy’, on which she collaborated heavily with Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams.

‘4 Minutes’, the first single from the album, is currently available.

–By our New York staff.

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