Madonna accused of having a 'meltdown' during concert (VIDEO)

Mar 15, 2016 at 8:39 a.m. ET
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Madonna's personal troubles seem to be weighing heavily on her mind, and during her show at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, her behavior took a very strange and unexpected turn.

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Madonna was performing on stage and riding around on a tricycle before falling off, and then taking a swig of the closest drink to her. But the large bottle, of what looked like vodka, was actually not alcohol (she even told the crowd as much when she exclaimed, "This isn't even real."). She then took out a fan's hip flask and began to chug, sparking rumors that she had been drunk during her performance.


Apparently, Madonna's recent mood swings stem back to the custody loss of her son, Rocco. As reports previously revealed, the teen made the decision to live with his father, Guy Ritchie, much to the disappointment of Madonna — and according to Oh No They Didn't!, she addressed her problems while on stage in a pretty NSFW way.

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According to the publication, she called Ritchie "a son of a bitch," and then and begged, "Someone please f*** me."

Madonna reportedly also made an emotional plea during the concert, saying, "Somebody take care of me, please. Who is going to take care of me?"

Watch the full video below (be warned: it contains a lot of swearing).


But it should also be noted that Madonna's sexually charged jokes were just that, jokes. Madonna is known to be sexual, so this is nothing new. Could people have misinterpreted what she said? Could it have been taken out of context?

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Many publications and even fans claimed that Madonna had a boozy meltdown, but this is something she has been quick to refute — again, it's important to note that Madonna's shows are heavily choreographed and near-perfect every time, something that would be incredibly hard to pull off drunk.

Taking to Instagram, she reposted a comment from a fan who was defending her from the recent media onslaught. She captioned the post with, "Thanks for supporting me. Too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk.

"And yes underlying all of this is sexism and mysongony [sic] which proves that not only do we not get equal pay bUt [sic] we are still treated like heretics if we step out of line and think outside the box! Sexism is alive and kicking but i am #livingforlove."


What do you think of Madonna's recent performance? Was it all an act that has been blown horribly out of proportion by the media? Or is she struggling with her personal demons? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.