Madonna hits out at ‘sexist’ speculation that she was drunk during gig – watch

Singer denies speculation surrounding recent concert in Louisville, Kentucky

Madonna has denied that she was drunk during a recent concert in Louisville, Kentucky, claiming that she would not be the subject of such speculation if she were a man.

The singer played a gig in Louisville on Saturday (January 16), with celebrity news website TMZ reporting that there was “a lot of fans screamed obscenities at [Madonna] during the show”, with some fans accusing the star of being inebriated, “trash talk[ing] Kentuckians” and speaking “in a fake hillbilly accent”.

Taking to Instagram to deny the claims, Madonna wrote that she had been “working on my stand up laying down”. She added: “For those people who like to believe all they read I never drink and perform… My show is two hours and 15 minutes of non stop singing and dancing”.

“In Louisville I made a joke about doing a stand comedy act dressed as a clown and being able to drink alcohol,” she continued. “It’s so very interesting how society continues to not only treat me in a totally sexist way (if I were a man no one would have said a thing)”.

Watch footage to emerge from the show below.

Madonna recently paid tribute to the late David Bowie by covering ‘Rebel Rebel’ at her gig in Houston on January 12.

“I want to pay tribute to a man who inspired my career,” Madonna told the crowd. “If you haven’t heard about David Bowie then look him up, motherfuckers. He was one of the geniuses in the music industry. One of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century and he changed my life when I went to see him in concert in Detroit. He showed me that it was alright to be different. And he’s the first rebel heart that I laid eyes on.”