You would think that as a woman who spent the past three decades thumbing her nose at convention by parading around in her underwear and rubbing her crotch all over sexy Jesus’, both real and imaginary, Madonna would know a thing or two about censorship. But surprisingly, she doesn’t seem to have a clue as to what the word means. The Hollywood Reporter says that at last night’s Madame X show at the London Palladium, Madonna’s set went past the 11:00PM curfew so the venue shut off the lights while she was still on stage. This sent Madonna flying into a rage, accusing the venue of CENSORSHIP and of trying to kill everybody by dropping an iron fire curtain on her head. However, the accompanying video she posted of the incident on Instagram is decidedly less dramatic.
According to THR:
The singer was performing as part of her Madame X Tour on Wednesday night, when the Palladium turned off the lights and sound after she went past her 11 p.m. limit.
Madonna — who often runs over her allotted time and starts her shows later than stated — posted an angry video of the moment on Instagram in which she can be heard shouting, “Censorship, censorship, motherfucking censorship.”
“It was five minutes past our 11 p.m. curfew, we had one more song to do and The Palladium decided to censor us by pulling down the metal fire curtain that weighs nine tons,” she wrote.
“Fortunately they stopped it halfway and no one was hurt. Many thanks to the entire audience who did not move and never left us. Power to the people!!”
Here’s the moment when The Man tried to decapitate ART with an iron guillotine.
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it was 5 minutes past our 11:00 curfew—-we had one more song to do and The Palladium decided to censor us by pulling.down the metal fire curtain that weighs 9 tons. Fortunately they stopped it half way and no one was hurt………….. Many Thanks to the entire Audience who did not move and never left us. 👊🏼👊🏽👊🏿 Power to The People!! #Irise #ongod #madamextheatre #thelondonpalladium
The Palladium, who had already warned her about running late, took a deep sigh, wiped the crumbs off its mouth (it was on dinner break) and responded “contrary to a number of reports, at no point during last night’s performance did staff at The London Palladium pull down, or attempt to pull down, the Iron Fire Curtain.”