Smokers, beware — Madonna is not amused by your habit, nor will she permit puffing in the presence of her vocal cords.
The singer lashed out at fans who were smoking cigarettes at a sound check for her concert in Chile and the verbal smackdown was caught on camera.
“There are people smoking right now. No smoking! " she told the crowd. “If you’re going to smoke cigarettes, I’m not doing a show. You don’t care about me? I don’t care about you. All right?
Adding, “Are we going to play that game? I’m not kidding. I can’t sing if you smoke. Entiendes [Spanish for, ‘Do you understand?’] ?”
When the crowd began to talk back, she continued her rant.
“If you love me, then don’t smoke. No smoking!” she said. “You’re looking right at me and smoking cigarettes, like I’m a stupid f**king idiot.”
Eventually, the smokers put of their cigarettes and Madonna performed her concert as planned.
-- Erin O’Sullivan