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Madonna Speaks Out About Olympia Concert

Madonna Speaks Out About Olympia Concert

Madonna tries to keep a low profile as she, her boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, and her daughter Lourdes Leon leave the Ritz hotel on Saturday (July 28) in Paris, France.

The 53-year-old entertainer, who was booed at the end of her abbreviated concert on Thursday night, released a statement via her official website:

“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. 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. The press reports have focused on this and not the joyous aspect of the evening. 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.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Madonna cutting her show short?

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  • tsquared

    She needs to retire.

  • hello

    she used to be so cool and edgy
    it is like the stars of the 80′s are a shrug when it comes to relevance now
    when was her latest hit?
    no one wants to see gramma tiiitties
    and she and jlo are pathetic with the paid for boyfriends sans lives
    madonna needs to have a britney breakdown if she wants attention nowadays, or a lindsay lohan car crashing druggie problem
    nothing madonna does really makes any waves anymore
    madonna? ‘shrug’

  • mike

    That is not the Ritz Hotel, it actually is the Hotel De Crillon.

  • K

    @hello: You call a person 30 years in the business making more way more money than the hottest artist irrelevant lmao

  • Toby Weymiller

    The funny thing about Madonna is that she has been boring since about 1991. She probably has to do stupid things just to get some attention. Pretty soon she will be an old hag grabbing dick under the dinner table. I also understand that she has bad gas. Too much vegetarian nonsense will do that to a person. My wife only eats vegetables and her underwear is so stained that we have to throw it away every few weeks.

  • Ahorseofcourse

    OMG the picture of her side view…..I’m going to have a nightmare tonight…
    People, just say NO to plastic surgery. Madge’s facelift is a frightening example..
    But I digress….
    This chick has never had a nice thing to say about anyone or anything except for herself.
    And yes, she needs to retire and make it retroactive!!!

  • wandalismus

    it’s frightening how less respect people have for her. Madonna managed a long and good career for decades now…I guess that is more then all of you can say. Calling her irrelevant is like calling lindsay lohan a good actress. Madonna never had personal scandals like britney, x-tina or all the others twits. She never made the press for drug or alcohol related situations – just for her political engagement or sexual wise…but that’s more than a lot of other stars can say.

  • cat

    blah blah blah

  • blah

    funny how oblivious she is to any critic… live under your ovn lies, one day you will wake up and stadion will be empty… that day will cuum soon…

  • duckie

    quack, quack… whack whack…. the embodiment of self-grandiosity!!!

  • Mollie

    @hello: That must be why her opinion on flowers made international headline news.. because every irrelevant star out there can do that, right? The idiot that said that she’s boring since 1991… right, is that why she still has a massively successful career? Is that why her tour is going to be the biggest of the year, beating the current “it” girl? If Madonna was so boring, people wouldn’t keep talking about her and they wouldn’t keep ripping her off left and right like LG does (and so do many other pop stars).

  • Mollie

    Madonna didn’t cut her show short, it was a showcase, not a full tour show. Those type of shows are generally under an hour.

  • Lola

    If she wasn’t 53 I could of think that she is pregnant in the first picture.

  • Liam

    I was there. To clear up a few things:
    Madonna played for 50 mins. 50. And half-way, she got “political” (I’d hardly call her speech political, just a way to get more attention) and decided to give up a 7min speech.
    That’s not what people paid for.

    Also, lowest tickets started at 89€. Some fans even paid up to 249€ since the Olympia is a mythical concert hall in Paris.

    I think it’s time for her to publicly acknowledge she’s old. If you’re gonna play for 40min, then don’t charge people that much.

  • Liam

    to give us*

  • pikesse

    260 € for 45mn !!!!!!! shame madonna ; berck

  • Meemee

    I think she’s had a great career and I love the albums True Blue and Ray of Light. But she is past her sell-by date. Her music has been bad for years and no amount of young, hip producers she hires to help her can cover the fact, that she just doesn’t have it anymore. There’s a lack of credibilty and her own blindness to critique and her shortcomings as a performer makes it worse.

  • Kendall

    Such a liar…

  • Losa

    Lourdes hair is terrible. It looks so damaged.

  • K

    Guys,

    You can hate her and say what you want about her. Yet, she is one of the happiest people alive and, if we all lived like that, just seeking and doing what makes us happy, this world would be a much better place. you must agree with that. If you do not, then you have rocks in your head, brainwashed by social conventions, which are truly meaningless. So, in order to achieve this, she leads an unconventional life. Better than you sitting in your pathetic cubicle typing this and bashing her. Her original goal was to spread positive vibes because this earth desperately needs them and she has succeeded.

  • brit

    was AMAZING

  • Alex

    Madonna is very simply the most popular singer ever.

    More importantly, Madonna is an adorable person, creative, beautiful and sooooooooo sexy!

  • Imjulio

    No no it was sh*t! EVERYONE BOOED HER. Pay 300€ for 45min of concert…. Thank you Madonna!

  • truth

    HEY U GUYS HERE’S MY REPLY TO AFEW MEDIA ARTICLES ABOUT THE MADONNA BEING BOOED OFF STAGE BUT IT WONT SUSPICIOUSLY PRINT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION? I WONDER WHY? ANYWAY MADONNA FANS NEED TO UNIT AND CALL OUT ALL THESE HATERS AND HATE PROPAGANDA GOING ON AND INFILTRATED BY HER BITTER HATERS THROUGH THE MEDIA! WE NEED TO STOP LETTING THEM GET AWAY WITH SPREADING THIS LIES AND MISINFORMATION TO MAKE HER LOOK BAD SO GO REPLY IN THE COMMENTS WERE EVER U SEE A MADONNA ARTICLE..HERE’S MY REPLY BELOW THAT WONT SHOW UP!
    OMFG!! ALL THESE MISINFORMED MEDIA HATERS LOVE TO PRINT MISLEADING BS TO THE READER RATHER THEN THE REAL STORY AND FACTS! LIKE U SEE HEADLINES READING MADONNA WAS BOOED OFF STAGE BY FANS 45 MINS AFTER U GOT ON!
    *RATHER THEN WRITING THE TRUTH THE MEDIA LOVES TO TRY AND SPIN IT TO SENSATIONALIZE THE STORY! INSTEAD OF SAYING THE FACTS THAT SHE WAS REALLY BOOED AFTER SHE ALREADY LEFT THE STAGE! AND THEY WERE NOT REAL FANS BUT ORGANIZED HATERS PUT THERE POSSIBLY LE PEN AND SOME WERE MONSTERS THERE FOR EXACTLY THAT PURPOSE! *WITH SIGNS ALREADY MADE OUT THIS WAS PREMEDITATED!!
    *THIS IS JUST 1 RECENT EXAMPLE OF ALL THE HATE PROPAGANDA THAT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS BY HER JEALOUS BITTER HATERS WHO ARE TRYING 1 LAST DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO GET RID OF HER AND MAKE HER LOOK BAD ANYWAY THEN CAN!! WHY DON’T U MEDIA PEOPLE DO UR JOB AND INVESTIGATE THIS AND PRINT WHATS REALLY GOING ON HERE?
    * U SEE SHES ALWAYS BEEN VERY OUTSPOKEN AND A TRUE ARTIST AND MADE ALOT OF POLITICAL AND POWERFUL ENEMIES OVER THE YEARS INCLUDING ALOT OF JEALOUS BITTER HATERS IN HER INDUSTRY WHO WOULD LOVE NOTHING BETTER THEN TO SEE HER FAIL AND THEY USING THE LIKE OF MEDIA AND RADIO AND POLITICAL HATERS AND LITTLE MONSTERS TO HELP THEM DO THIS!THEY GO ON ALL THESE SITE AND ARTICLE TO BASH HER INCLUDING TRYING TO RUIN HER MOVIE HER ALBUM & SINGLE BOTH RADIO PLAY AND SALES AND HER SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE AND NOW HER REPUTATION AS A GREAT TOURING ARTIST!

  • lafamepoma

    her boyfriend is wearing the French national suit, is the only thing i noticed in the pictures

  • nelanasto

    I attended the Olympia concert. After all the comments posted recently, let me point out some things: the Olympia concert was never billed and presented (to the public, in the ads or anywhere) as a shorter or different kind of performance. It was only presented as an additional MDNA tour concert. No one ever thought this could be an enhanced-like showcase since years ago, Madonna had already performed at the same Olympia venue in a showcase and fans were let in FOR FREE => The audience didn’t have to pay anything. So, this time in 2012, nobody in their right mind thought that a concert whose tickets were sold from 90 to 276 euros (around 110 to 330 US $) was going to turn out less than a regular performance. An “intimate” concert at the Olympia does not equate, by any means, to around 50 minutes performance (including 8 songs, 2 videos and a 10 minute’s speech). Nobody in their right mind, had they known the outcome, would have paid such a big amount of money.

    ALL the angry reactions (heard by everyone at the end of the show and filmed & posted later) have anything to do with Marine Le Pen or a devil Far right plot for using Swastikas or whatever SIMPLY NOT TRUE. Fans were really angry, There were NO THUGS! Period. They were expecting something different, what they got they did not pay for. People came to Paris to attend a show from other countries: Hungary, Spain, Germany, Italy …They booked Train/plane, hotel reservations. We all have the same feeling: We were fooled!

    By the way, that anger was correctly explained in ALL the newspapers relating the incident since the end of the performance (and that includes Le Parisien, Libération, Le Monde, Le Journal du dimanche and newspapers around the world). Noboby hinted at a so-called anti-Madonna plot or whatever. Let me add, finally, that contrary to some, I loooved this Olympia “intimate” concert which seemed more genuine than the MDNA show presented at the Stade de France where people sees anything but a show through a big Screen !.

    I simply deplore that the unjustified organization of this show and the dishonest explanations of the organizers are hampering what could have been an unforgettable performance.

    Madonna was great , the performance amazing but It is time for the organizer to take responsibility about the bad communication!

    For more information go to facebook page :

    DedommagementLiveNationVsFanMadonna

  • Vivvy

    I don’t believe her for one second. She doesn’t give a f*ck about her fans. She only cares about her image, about her power. She wants to be a historical legend.

  • Angele

    Pay 90 to 300 euros the place for only 45min ! DISGRACEFUL !

  • http://www.youtube.com/rayoliteuk Daniel

    The show was indeed advertised to we fans as an MDNA tour show, a concert, not the pit stop it turned out to be. All the same, no one was expecting the whole show to fit into the venue, or even to be performed, and even 4 or 5 more songs would have saved the short set from this media maelstrom. However Madonna and management want to spin it, fans were ripped off. I love her to bits, I saw the MDNA tour 3 times, but I and many others are writing to the venue for a refund.

  • Meemee

    @truth
    Are you high? There’s many witness reports of the concert being a disappointment and video about the booing, so come on! The truth is her latest album was a flop, this tour hasn’t sold out anywhere and she’s trying to fight off a bad midlife crisis. This is coming from someone who’s objective and doesn’t HATE HER LIKE YOU WROTE!!! It’s obvious to a grown woman what she’s all about. She should leave the cheerleader uniforms to teenagers and stop embarrasing herself. I bet it’s awful being on tour when you got the menopaus.

  • Amandaabuseschildren

    @Meemee:

    Get lost Amanda Whelan Child Abuse Girl

  • Amandaabuseschildren

    Hey, everyone. You want to know about an Internet pscho. Do a google search for Amanda Whelan and Childabuse dot net.

  • Tyler

    The press likes to sensationalize everything. I heard it was two people out of an entire audience. People are attracted to negativity and criticism which is why the press lures them all in like cattle and then gets them all riled up citing a lynch mob mentality. The one that fall for it are usually people you don’t ever want to know. Imagine someone who is always negative on comment boards. Date worthy? NO WAY!

  • lslysaght

    @truth:

    TURN OFF your caps.

  • ICYNDICEY

    @Toby Weymiller:
    Talk about airing your dirty laundry in public. LMFAO!!!
    Perhaps your wife needs DEPENDS. They’re not just for grannies anymore.

  • XY

    She seems detached with reality.
    God knows what is bothering her.
    She has some big problem with herself.

  • miki

    please, but do you realize it was all fake? Only a few supporters of marine le pen’s front national were protesting with pre-printed sheets as you can see in videos on youtube and as french fbi stated. This has been reported by many tabloids!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/best-washer-and-dryer-combo Carmine

    This chick has never had a nice thing to say about anyone or anything except for herself. And yes, she needs to retire and make it retroactive!!!

  • Toby Weymiller

    Do you have any friends meatball? Its time to rock.

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