Madge shows her diva side at free music eventMay 13th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by admin
London, May 13 (ANI): Queen of pop Madonnas alleged diva behaviour sparked outrage at a concert this weekend, making an enemy of the Scots band Fratellis.
The 49-year-old annoyed organisers and fellow artists on the bill at Radio 1s Big Weekend free music event, after demanding a helicopter to transport her from her London home to the festival in Maidstone, Kent just 37 miles away.
When she finally arrived for her 20-minute set on, she issued a string of demands for her 70-strong entourage.
“Madonna caused her share of backstage ructions when she jetted in for her 20-minute set,” Mirror quoted a source, as saying.
“As well as her own VIP area, she had a 70-strong entourage and three dressing rooms. Her security was so tight, even hubby Guy Ritchie had trouble getting in!
“She had special Kabbalah water shipped in and demanded bouquets of white roses which remained unopened. While she only ate fresh fruit, the same can’t be said of her friends.
“They arrived early and wolfed down free food and booze reserved for the artists.
“Madonna also failed to endear herself to performers by arriving late for rehearsals and forcing everyone else’s allocated time slot to be put back. All in all, most people couldn’t wait to see the back of her,” the source added.
Fratellis performed alongside Madonna at the weekend concert, but the trio was left disgruntled when she was given preferential treatment.
“Who does Madonna think she is, Jon Fratelli said.
“I’m not into all this - we’re all here to perform together. What happened to rock ‘n’ roll? Why is she even here? Everything has been changed around just for her and her ridiculous entourage.
“That’s why we brought our own security team of midgets to look after us - and they’re doing a great job. If she has an entourage then we’re going to have one, too. Those people also ate all the food, so we had to order 18 pizzas from Domino’s,” he added. (ANI)
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