Madonna, Queen of Fan Interaction, Explains Why She Told ‘Diva Bitch’ Audience to ‘Shut The F–k Up’ in Manchester
Madonna is not one for tardiness — but when she is late, there's always a pretty damn good reason.
During her latest Rebel Heart Tour stop in Manchester last night, the "Causing A Commotion" icon didn't show up on stage until nearly an hour after her scheduled arrival, leading the show to run well over the venue's 11 P.M. curfew.
The reason? A pretty damn good one! Her stage video crashed and needed to be entirely rebooted. Of course, the general public wasn't aware of the malfunction, which is why some fans in the crowd began booing after the extended wait.
And so, in her usual sarcastic fashion, Lady M used an acoustic moment during the show to address the situation: "All you bitches who keep complaining about it can shut the f--k up. I'm not back there eating chocolate and filing my nails and getting my extensions done, alright?" Madge sassed. "Praise the Lord and thank God that's why we're late — for no selfish diva bitch reason. If you diva bitches continue complaining about it, then don't come to my show."
The tongue-in-cheek, expletive-filled rant quickly led to some rather colorful headlines this morning, which is surely why the hashtag-loving #UnapologeticBitch decided to explain more thoroughly on Instagram early this morning.
FACTS: its good to have them before you jump to conclusions! The Entire video for my show crashed as I arrived for sound check. The back up file was corrupt. We had no choice but to reboot and pray for a good outcome. The video lights 75 % of my show. We cant play in the dark. We were rebooted and ready by 9:30 even though we planned to go ion earlier. I had to make cuts in show before show started. Dress you Up was one of them and my 3rd guitar song. This still brought us past the 11:00 curfew! But we went on and the venue was kind enough to extend till 111:39!! It was there choice not mine to end the show!! always want to finish. So we all missed the last 3 songs! And I'm sorry about that. And i thank all my Rebel Heart fans for understanding! We did our best! And we still had to pay a fine! That life. 😂. PS you still got to see an amazing show. And only missed. 12 minutes!! The ❤️#rebelhearttour goes on.
So, there you have it, diva bitches: She had to reboot her video! Stop complaining! Shut the f--k up! M's gentle touch is such a treat. Taylor Swift wishes she had this kind of loving fan engagement!
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