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.
Here we have our first look at the new ad campaign for Madonna’s Truth or Dare Naked perfume. It’s very Madonna-ish, I’ll give her that. No way of knowing by looking at this picture that she’s 54-years-old! (Man, wouldn’t you like to know how much work she’s had done – and not just the Photoshop kind!)
Am I the only one who’s getting tired of seeing Madonna act half her age? At what point do you hang up the cone bra and act your age? Maybe I’ve got it all backwards. Maybe you should act as young as you can – for as long as you can. I mean why accept old age. I change my mind…. when I’m 54 – I hope I feel confident enough to pose naked for my fragrance ad! (Because by then, everyone will have their own fragrance.)
Madonna performed a concert in Paris on Thursday, when she found herself the subject of boos when she ended her concert after only 45 minutes!
The show was billed as an intimate event at Paris’ Olympia Club, and was said to celebrate France’s tolerance. The performance was also streamed live on YouTube. By Friday morning, the channel that hosted the event had to disable comments after more than 12,000 dislikes were recorded, compared to 10,000 likes. An invitation to tweet about the concert also backfired, when members ended up suggesting the hashtag “MDNAParis to complain.
Members of the crowd booed Madonna when she left the stage after a very short performance of only 45 minutes, leaving people screaming “refund!” when she walked off.
The concert was announced after France’s far-right National Front threatened to sue Madonna after the singer showed a video at a Bastille Day concert in Paris with an image of the party’s leader with a swastika on her forehead.
For what people have to pay to see Madonna in concert, I’d be upset too! 45 minutes! That’s ridiculous.
Here is the new music video for Madonna’s new single, “Turn Up the Radio”. I’m not a fan of the song, but I actually don’t mind the video. It’s directed by photographer-turned-director Tom Munro, and it actually looks pretty good! The video shows Madonna riding the back of a classic Cadillac in Italy.
Around the 3:19 mark, her boyfriend Brahim (in the light grey suit) makes an appearance.