'I don't drink and perform': Madonna fires back following Louisville performance

Published: Jan. 19, 2016 at 2:48 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2016 at 2:48 AM EST
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Madonna fired back after allegations she was drunk during her performance Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center.

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Controversy started after the Material Girl stepped on stage around 10:30 p.m., about an hour later than the 9:30 start time a concert production note circulated on social media showed she was scheduled to begin her performance. Some concert-goers said Madonna's tardiness was due in part to her opening act, a DJ who was about 30 minutes late starting her set.

The criticism continued over Madonna's use of a country accent during part of her show, her confusion over which city she was in - she referenced Tulsa at one point before correcting herself - and what some attendees described as strange behavior on the singer's part.

Madonna responded on Instagram saying: "Working on my stand up laying down. Good practice!!! Thank Louisville! The tears of a clown soon to follow #rebelhearttour and for those people who like to believe all they read I never drink and perform!!! My show is 2 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. Its so very interesting how society continues to not only treat me in a totally sexist way (if I a were a man no one would have said a thing) and also continues to take everything I say literally! That's what happens when people don't read books and get all information from TMZ."

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