Madonna threatened to cancel a gig in Chile after she spotted fans smoking at the venue – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch her rant.
The singer, who was scheduled to perform at an open-air theatre in Santiago, admonished crowd members after she witnessed them lighting up and accused them of treating her “like a stupid fucking idiot”.
In the video clip, which was obtained by TMZ, she says: “There are people smoking right now. No smoking! If you’re going to smoke cigarettes, I’m not doing a show.” As the fans reportedly continued to smoke regardless, she added: “You don’t care about me? I don’t care about you. All right? Are we going to play that game? I’m not kidding. I can’t sing if you smoke… Entiendes?”
She then added:
You’re looking right at me and smoking cigarettes, like I’m a stupid fucking idiot.
Her rant is just one of a number of controversial incidents to take place on her ‘MDNA’ tour. Other standout moments include her being booed by disgruntled French fans for delivering a short set, brandishing a gun onstage in Denver shortly after the Colorado shootings in July of this year, and angering Russian fans by handing out pink anti-homophobia wristbands – a stunt that saw charges brought against her in a Russian court, although they were later dismissed.
More recently, meanwhile, she also expressed her support for the victims of Superstorm Sandy last month (November 11) by baring her bum onstage and telling the crowd: “Get over my naked ass and give me some money”.
Despite the controversies, however, Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ tour was recently revealed as the highest-grossing tour of 2012, with the singer making an estimated $228 million (£141 million) through live shows in the past 12 months. She made more revenue from performing live than the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Lady Gaga.