It’s hardly news to be accusing Madonna of being a diva – didn’t she basically invent the idea? However there are fresh claims being made today that her behavior during rehearsals for her upcoming tour has been so bad that people are walking out.
The 56-year-old’s Rebel Heart tour kicks off September 9 and it would seem the pressure is getting to Madge who has reportedly been working her dancers to the point where they have basically gone on strike.
“On Monday night, the dancers declared mutiny on Madonna because she is working them way too hard,” a ‘source’ told Radaronline.
Gawd – it’s all very London Underground, isn’t it?
“One dancer even went so far as to take off his credentials, throw it in her face and say, ‘F*ck you. I quit!’ She had to call security to protect her and escort her remaining dancers out.”
“On another occasion, one of her dancers broke her arm during rehearsals and instead of showing concern, Madonna had a nuclear meltdown,” the insider claimed.
What’s more, “Everyone is required to wear black head-to-toe at all times and she has said, in her own words, that there are ‘no fat c*nts allowed in her presence.‘”
Luckily, black is very slimming.
“Madonna seems to expect everyone to drop every other project that they are working on to cater to her and make her tour their only priority in life,” the source went on (and on).
Tbf, dancing for Madonna is surely one of the best gigs so we were suitably shocked to hear that it’s apparently pretty horribly paid:
“The problem is that she does not pay very well, but she knows that people that she hires will work countless hours at less than premium wage because she is Madonna.”
The source added, “Her ego is so over-inflated and she thinks that her staff are lucky to be in her presence.”
So by the sounds of things she’s not the type of celeb you would call particularly ‘down to earth’.