As someone who used to cover multiple concerts a week (on school nights), I’m in a unique position to articulate the rage associated with a late start time. At the end of the day, I’m a paying consumer, and that comes with the expectation that I’m getting what I’ve paid for. Apparently, Madonna does not agree. When addressing her notorious late arrivals, she told her audience, “Here’s something you all need to understand. And that is, that the queen is never late.”
While Madonna is indeed a queen, I find her attitude to be especially ironic given her infamous quest for excellence when working with other artists. She demands exhaustive rehearsals, and she won’t take no for an answer. If you’re going to demand that level of professionalism, then practice what you preach. I don’t care how good your show is, if I’m paying for it to start at a certain time, then I expect you to be there at that time.
Madonna is currently being sued by Florida-resident Nate Hollander, who claims to have lost the $1,024.95 on three tickets for Madonna’s Miami Beach show because the start time was changed from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m in an effort to manage her late arrival and inform attendees. That’s too late for Mr. Hollander, and he was unable to re-sell the tickets at its new time. Though his lawsuit is likely going to get thrown out, it certainly has generated press enough press to prove the worth of its filing.
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but one would think that after a long, very-public and painful custody battle over her teenage son, Madonna might think twice about using social media to promote their visits. After all, when it was first revealed that Rocco Ritchie preferred to stay in London with his father, Guy Ritchie, it was believed he wanted a more private upbringing and no longer wished to live his life on tour. Madonna fought hard for his return, and when a judge encouraged her and her ex to act like adults and reach an out of court agreement, they finally relented. So what gives? I understand the desire to share your love for your children with the world, but can’t she do that with her closest friends instead?
Apparently Drake missed the Madonna memo about looking enticed by her sexual advances. Here’s a quick recap of the raucous events: Madonna crashed Drake’s Coachella set, sang two songs, and ended with her tongue down his throat. Drake winced when complete, with a priceless expression exuding disgust. Drake later blamed her lipstick for his look of pain, which is probably true considering every single Madonna move is carefully choreographed, including any on-stage kiss. Translation? Drakes a douchebag who messed up the moment. As for Madonna, she took in stride, later saying, “If you don’t like me and still watch everything I do. B—- you’re a fan.” Watch below.
In a classic game of “never have I ever” Madonna and Justin Bieber revealed more than meets the mind. Watch as the two future lovebirds confess their most scintillating secrets during a spicy sit-down with Ellen DeGeneres. Despite Justin’s anti-establishment antics, no one tops the Queen.
Madonna’s failed attempt to stay relevant landed her in a pathetic zone of desperation. The entire debacle happened on MTV Unplugged, where Miley Cyrus and Madonna tried to strip down their music. Instead, Miley stripped and Madonna . . . well — WATCH BELOW.
There’s a fire in Lady Gaga’s pants, and this time it’s not for show. Gaga and Perez Hilton have engaged in a full-on twitter war, with Gaga accusing Perez of stalking her after a twitter fan spotted the celebrity blogger in her building. Perez subsequently defended himself, explaining that he was simply in search of some new digs, which Gaga called a blatant lie. She also referenced a text Perez sent her at the time of her hip injury, which she alleges included a message about Karma and an image of Madonna pointing a gun at the singer’s head.
There’s no indication as to what caused the initial feud, but it’s clear it began prior to Gaga’s hip injury, and Perez claims he “chose to [no longer] make her a part of [his] life.” But whatever the source, that tension increased exponentially when Perez consistently posted accolades of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar,’ while subsequently pointing out that Gaga’s ‘Applause’ paled in comparison. It’s clear he had an ax to grind, and used his site to sharpen his tool.
There’s a larger lesson to be learned from these circus clowns though, and I’d like my readers to take a seat while I preach. Perez Hilton had a huge hand in launching Lady Gaga’s career, and when she became an international superstar, she paid him back with a friendship that included public appearances and mutual promotion. If karma exists, the only case of it is befriending an evil blogger who called celebrity children ugly and got paid for it. Many celebrities who complained about abusive paparazzi (Gaga included) had no problem appearing beside someone who perpetuated the problem. They liked the attention, and when it no longer suited them, they turned. Hypocrisy cuts deep. And Gaga needs a bandaid.
“She’s such a nightmare. Her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster. She’s been so horrible to Gaga . . . . If Madonna had any common sense she would have made another Ray of Light, stayed away from the dance stuff, and just been a great pop singer and made great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no. She had to prove that she was like . . . she looks like a fairground stripper.” Elton John on Madonna’s latest tour antics. Also — I’d like to take a moment to ask the question no one seems to have an answer to: What the FU*K happened between these two lunatics to justify this kind of vitriolic hatred?
When M.I.A gave the audience the finger at the Super Bowl, I was pissed. And apparently, I’m not the only one. Madonna was equally pissed, saying, “I didn’t know about it until I left. I was really surprised. I didn’t know anything about it. “I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity. It seemed negative. It’s one of the those things, it’s such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do … what was the point? It was just out of place.” Not only would I be furious about M.I.A.’s desperate need to garner controversy, I’d also be pissed that she stole the spotlight. News articles everywhere were more interested in the ramifications of M.I.A’s action than Madonna herself. So here’s my message to M.I.A — When an icon such as Madonna invites you to her party, you better behave.
It’s no surprise that a multi-millionaire such as Madonna would have absolutely no concept of this country’s financial destitution. It’s also no surprise that she would have insane ticket prices, presumably because . . . well . . . she can. When asked about the hefty $300 a seat, she simply said, “People spend $300 on crazy things all the time, things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together, and come to my show. I’m worth it.” No Madonna — you are not, especially when only your rich fans have the opportunity to see you live.
“Wow! What a tempest in a teapot. My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton‘s song really got my emotional juices going. But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week’s premiere of the film W.E.” Elton John’s husband, David Furnish, casually dismissing the fact that he’s a sore loser.