Madonna was said to have received a less-than-warm response to an abbreviated concert in Paris last Thursday, but the legendary pop star sprang to her own defense today, calling out the press for misreporting the events of that night.
"Playing the Olympia was a magical moment for me and it was real treat to do this special show for my fans and be so close to them," Madge began in a statement posted to her website on Monday. "Unfortunately at the end of the show – after I left the stage – a few thugs who were not my fans rushed the stage and started throwing plastic bottles pretending to be angry fans."
Upset over reports that her show ended with boos and cries of "refund!", Madonna went on to lash out at journalists who she feels tried to cast her in a negative light.
"The press reports have focused on this and not the joyous aspect of the evening," she continued. "But nothing can take away or ruin this very special evening for me and my fans. When I looked out in the audience, everyone I saw had a smile on their face. I look forward to having this wonderful experience again."
As for the brevity of the show, Madonna's rep went on the record last Friday in her client's defense, arguing the concert was never intended to last over 45 minutes.
"Madonna's Paris club show was planned as her heartfelt thank-you to France, which she expressed at the start of her show," Rosenberg told MTV News. "The show was not billed as her full 'MDNA' concert and tremendous effort was made to keep the ticket prices reasonable and keep them strictly for her fans. The show cost Madonna close to $1 million to produce. She has done a handful of club dates in the past and they were never more than 45 minutes. And by the way, she put on a fabulous show, which was streamed for millions of fans around the world."
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