Madonna has hit out at fans who complained about her taking to the stage an HOUR late for her Manchester Arena show calling them “diva b******s”.
The so-called Queen of Pop launched an angry rant at fans who booed her after she was delayed on stage because of a problem with the video system in the arena.
She explained her lateness in a foul mouthed rant at the crowd saying: “The video crashed. We had no video and we had to wait until we could reboot. No selfish diva b**** reason. If you diva b****es want to keep complaining about it don’t come to my show.”.
An earlier announcement was made that the show wouldn’t end until 11.30pm, according to reports from irate fans inside the venue.
The situation, according to the announcement, was ‘beyond the artist’s control’. There were reports of loud booing and people walking out.
Fans on Twitter said the star was around an hour late to take to the stage, leading to widespread fears of missed last buses and trains from the venue.
Tim Morton Davies wrote on Twitter: “Over 50mins late at Manchester Arena and no announcements. Not acceptable. People have jobs to go to @Madonna.”
Annabel Smith added: “A lot of very fed up people in Manchester waiting for #Madonna.”
Hilary Moulds added on Twitter: “#Madonna…seriously late…sort it or retire.”
Lois Griffiths said: “What a joke @Madonna an hour late already…. My dad and his wife still waiting.”
Doors at the 22,000-seater venue opened at 6.30pm, with the Eighties icon expected to begin her set at 9pm.
However, the artist did not appear to the stage until shortly after 10pm.
The show subsequently ended abruptly with no encore after because of the technical hitch that left her an hour late to the stage.
The gig is Madonna’s only show in the north west of England as part of her Rebel Heart Tour.
Read more at Manchester Evening News