“Bitch, I’m Madonna!”
The pop superstar, fighting efforts by her Central Park West co-op to keep her family and hired help out of her apartment, argued in court papers that the tony building’s managers knew exactly whom they were letting in when she started living there in 2004.
“At that time, I was, and still am, a world-known performing artist,” the Material Girl sniffs in a Manhattan Supreme Court filing against One West 64th Street, which has objected to the comings and goings at a second unit she bought there in 2008.
“At that time, One West knew or should have known that I traveled extensively and owned other residences.’’
She adds that the building “is a place I call home. It is there that I have my cherished personal effects and property such as artwork, paintings, sculpture, special furniture and the like.’’
The “Bitch, I’m Madonna” singer is suing the co-op for trying to enforce strict residency requirements on who is allowed inside her unit while she is not there.
In new Manhattan Supreme Court papers obtained by The Post, Madonna and her lawyers say the board’s actions violate a state “roommate law” that “renders unenforceable lease clauses that attempt to restrict a tenant’s rights to use her apartment for her immediate family, a roommate and the children of the roommate.”
The filing suggests the singer doesn’t have time to be bothered with such legal shenanigans.
“Certainly such a requirement is ridiculous and impossible for almost any family to comply with, and certainly not someone with plaintiff’s itinerant schedule,’’ the documents say.
“To be sure, One West knew the plaintiff’s living, working, traveling lifestyle as a celebrated entertainer when she purchased the apartment; One West never objected,” the recording star’s lawyers claim in the papers.
Madonna said that the apartment is her primary residence.
“I would like to have my children and a domestic employee reside . . . with me,’’ she wrote.
Lawyers for building managers could not be immediately reached for comment.
Madonna has four children — Lourdes Leon, 19, Rocco Ritchie, 16, Mercy James, 10, and David Banda Ritchie, 11. She has been married and divorced twice: first to actor Sean Penn and then to British director Guy Ritchie.
Madge recently settled her custody dispute with Ritchie over their son Rocco, who skipped out on his mom while they were on her 2015-16 Rebel Heart tour in London and took shelter with Dad.
Additional reporting by David K. Li
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