Madonna Blames 'Thugs' For Ruining Paris Gig
Madge dismisses claims that she was booed at the Olympia show...
As we previously reported, concert goers demanded refunds after Madge allegedly sang for just 30-minutes of the 45-minute show, throwing bottles at the stage and shouting: "We want our money back!"
The Queen of Pop has now addressed the reports in a statement on her official website, claiming: "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."
She added: "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."
Madonna's rep Liz Rosenberg also defended her show, telling MTV News: "Despite a gruelling concert tour, [Madonna] desperately wanted to perform for her fans in an intimate setting at the historic Olympia as a means to honour her love for French artists, French cinema and a tribute to France's long history of welcoming and inspiring artists, authors, painters, poets and minorities from other countries over the years.
"The show was not billed as her full MDNA concert and tremendous effort was made to keep the ticket prices reasonable ($100/£63.50 for 2,000 floor seats) and keep them strictly for her fans."
Rosenberg concluded: "The show cost Madonna close to a million dollars to produce. She has done a handful of club dates in the past and they were never more than 45 minutes. And by the way, she put on a fabulous show, which was streamed for millions of fans around the world."