December 21, 2012
Madonna fumes over smoking fans
Madonna threatened to scrap her concert in Chile on Wednesday after catching fans smoking cigarettes in front of the stage.
The Material Girl braved a torrential downpour in Santiago to test the sound equipment at the Estadio Nacional stadium, and fans flocked to the venue early to catch the singer go through her routines.
But as Madonna reached the front of her stage's runway into the audience, she spotted a number of revellers puffing away, and lashed out at them in an angry tirade.
Speaking into her microphone, the fuming star said, "People are smoking right now, no smoking! Where are they smoking? If you're going to smoke I am not doing the show.
"If you don't care about me, I don't care about you. Alright, we gonna play that game (sic)? I'm not kidding. I can't sing if you smoke. Entiende (understand)? If you love me then don't smoke.
"You're looking at me while you're still smoking, like I'm a stupid f---ing idiot."
Madonna's concert went ahead as planned, despite her earlier outrage.