Madonna was on stage soundchecking in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday, when she noticed some of the people in the crowd were smoking. She abruptly cut off her song “Human Nature” and began yelling at the audience.
“There are people smoking right now,” she said. “No smoking. If you’re going to smoke cigarettes, I’m not doing a show. You don’t care about me, I don’t care about you. All right? Are we going to play that game? I’m not kidding. I can’t sing if you smoke … You’re looking right at me and smoking cigarettes, like I’m a stupid f—ing idiot,” Madonna said, then stormed off the stage.
According to THR, footage of the incident was posted on YouTube and later deleted.
One might expect Madonna to be in a bit of a better mood: Her MDNA Tour came in at No. 1 on the list of highest-grossing tours for 2012. She performed for over 1.6 million fans and dialed up $228.4 million in sales.
Can’t blame her, really. I can’t imagine being in a facility where a bunch of people were smoking, and I’m not even a singer.