Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour rule: no fat C-U-Next-Tuesdays in Madge’s presence


Madonna has always been known as a type-A perfectionist. That’s what has made her increasingly frequent public failures that much funnier: we know that Madonna is beating herself up because nothing went smoothly. Stories about Madonna’s perfectionism extend to every aspect of her life, which of course includes her current Rebel Heart Tour. And according to Radar, Madonna’s Rebel Heart crew has had ENOUGH.

Madonna has never been known for being demure, but insiders close to her Rebel Heart Tour preparation tell that her diva behavior has really crossed the line! With the 56-year-old’s latest tour set to kick off on September 9, it’s crunch time, and insiders say she is cracking under the pressure.

“Madonna is a real piece of work,” one insider told Radar. “On Monday night, the dancers declared mutiny on Madonna because she is working them way too hard. One dancer even went so far as to take off his credentials, throw it in her face and say, ‘F*ck you. I quit!’ She had to call security to protect her and escort her remaining dancers out!”

“On another occasion, one of her dancers broke her arm during rehearsals and instead of showing concern, Madonna had a nuclear meltdown,” the insider claimed. “Everyone is required to wear black head-to-toe at all times and she has said, in her own words, that there are ‘no fat c*nts allowed in her presence.’”

A second source close to production echoed the concerns of the first.

“This is by far the biggest production she has ever done,” the insider told Radar. “She is more demanding for this upcoming tour than she ever has been and wants everything done now. Madonna seems to expect everyone to drop every other project that they are working on to cater to her and make her tour their only priority in life. The problem is that she does not pay very well, but she knows that people that she hires will work countless hours at less than premium wage because she is Madonna.”

The source added, “Her ego is so over-inflated and she thinks that her staff are lucky to be in her presence. She been a complete nightmare to work for and the tour has not even started yet.”

[From Radar]

“…There are ‘no fat c*nts allowed in her presence.’” WHOA THERE. Madonna seems to have the same loathing for overweight people as she usually reserves solely for hydrangeas. Anyway, I know this comes from Radar, but I still believe every word of it. I’ve been trained by the media and Madonna herself to always believe the worst stories about Madge specifically. Of course she had a meltdown when someone broke their arm. Of course she doesn’t pay for sh-t. Of course she’s a mega-bitch. Bitch, she’s Madonna!

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I cannot stand her. I don’t care how much talent you have or what a star you have become, there is just no excuse for that kind of behavior. I think I’ll go watch that gif of her choking on her cape.

    • Neah23 says:

      👍👍 I never get how people say she or other celebrities like earned that right. You never earn the right to treat people like sh*t or less then you.

    • sills says:

      THANK YOU, good god I cannot believe how some people give her a pass on her awfulness. Being demanding is one thing, being an egomaniacal tyrant is another. And her antics seem to intensify in tandem with her growing irrelevancy. Bravo to that dancer!

    • Duchess of Corolla says:


    • Cindy says:

      GNAT- can I sit next to you?

      Man, time does nothing to make this one wiser, does it?

    • Tessy says:

      Me too, she always struck me as a self absorbed SOB and I never liked her.

      I can’t stand these rich a$$es who think just being in their presence is enough payment instead of giving workers a living wage for the work they do. The rich as Croesus clowns at Buckingham palace are guilty of the same thing.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      If a person is consistently a jerk toward people but still talented, you’ll probably still listen to or buy whatever their product is, but that doesn’t make the way they treat people justified. I agree. And for some reason I 80% believe this story. There are some perfectionists who are nice to others but really hard on themselves, and then there are the other perfectionists who are rude and hard to work with. Being a privileged and successful celebrity, politician, or royal probably brings out the rudeness even more in someone who’s already a rude perfectionist.

  2. InvaderTak says:

    She’s so over. I bet her stress about this tour is not the size but the fact that it sucks and she knows it.

    And Steve Nicks did it better with her Wild Heart tour in 83. Rebel Heart just sounds like a knock off.

  3. meme says:

    you couldn’t pay me to see Madonna. what a bitch.

  4. Jenns says:

    I hate what her career has become. She could still be relevant, if she accepted the fact that she’s no longer pop star. But she still wants to be this tough b*tch and that act isn’t working for her. She stopped reinventing herself.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me too. I was such a huge fan of hers when I was younger, but everything she’s done in recent years is just sort of embarrassing. She never figured out how to transition away from the 20-something popstar phase.
      She should have followed in the path of someone like Annie Lennox, who still performs, records, etc, but doesn’t seem desperate to be relevant and young.

    • Cat'sMeow says:

      So true.

    • beanie says:

      I am old enough (ahem..) to have watched Madonna’s entire career unfold. When she started out she had the extreme advantage of the rise of a new music medium called MTV. She was truly unique back then in the early 80’s, and created a huge trend of her signature style of big floppy hair bows, multiple crucifixes, 100’s of black rubber bracelets, and black lacy leggings. A new sense of style and youthful attitude. She then went on to reinvent herself a number of times, with her Evita phase being the most appropriate for her age at that time. It seems to me that she remained appropriate for her age through the Ray of Light phase and the black clothing morphing into black birds phase, but then she couldn’t seem to accept older age gracefully and has been fighting (a losing battle) to maintain her youthful power and influence ever since. It would be nice to see a little grace and humility with maturity, but I won’t be holding my breath with this one. She’s had far too much power and privilege. Sorry Madonna, but we all grow old. Asshattery is not going to add a positive footnote to your legacy. Don’t worry, I still remember that you were a maverick and a rebel, but nothing lasts forever. Thanks for the memories.

    • raincoaster says:

      You put your finger on it there. She is static, as if she’s afraid any change will be a step down instead of a step forward. Madonna became famous by reinventing herself, and about five years ago she just stopped, cold. So, what’s Madonna about Madonna anymore?

  5. MonicaQ says:

    I saw her around 12 during her Ray of Light phase when she had a show in Tampa and came by our restaurant afterwards. We weren’t allow to direct any questions at her, including her order. That’s when I knew she was full of pooty-crap.

    My grandma told me that how you treat people lower on the power pyramid and animals shows the world what kind of person you are. She’s a piece of work.

    • Penny Lane says:

      Your grandma was right!

    • Giddy says:

      I love your grandmother’s advice because my mother told me the same about dating. She said to always watch how a guy treated those he considered “lower” than himself like waiters, cab drivers, anyone in a service job, because that’s how he would treat me after the new wore off. Of course anyone who is cruel to animals is horrible and to be avoided. There have been many stories about how Madonna treats others, she basically considers everyone lower than herself.

      • melior says:

        so basically your grandma warned u that men treat women like servants once the new wears off. Pretty on point I’d say.

    • lucy2 says:

      Kindness, or at the very least acting human, costs nothing. I have no respect for people who achieve huge success and then stomp on everyone they perceive as “below” them.

    • AcidRock says:

      DEAD at “pooty crap”. Hahahahaha

    • Jay (the Canadian one) says:

      Ok I’m curious… How do you take a person’s order without talking to them? The first thing that comes to mind is when I was a kid and the server asked my parents “and what does the kid want?” Do you ask another person in the party, “and what does the stuck up bitch want?”

      • lisa says:

        ive waited on people like this and it’s so awkward and comical, like being on candid camera. but the star and his/her handlers are SOOOOOO SERIOUS. you know if you laugh, they would stab you or something.

  6. Sullivan says:

    She’s always been like this. What vitamins is she taking that dancers half her age can’t keep up? That’s all I want to know.

    • Eleonor says:

      I think she is forcing even herself to prove she is not aging.

    • Redd says:

      Yes, I envy her legendary energy.

    • DTX says:

      Yes, I bet she does have a ton of energy because she works out a lot too. But let’s get real here, dancers do waaaaay more dancing than the singer, except for maybe Beyonce. They’re the ones crawling around on the floor on all fours so that this crazy ol’ loon can sit on top of them and ride them like animals. They are also the ones who have to put on a big elaborate intermission type dance to distract/entertain the audience while the singer does a quick wardrobe change. They are also the ones expected to do all these crazy and dangerous stunt dancing so that the show will look edgier. That’s probably why the poor girl broke her arm.

  7. polkasox says:

    Not sure why anyone cares anymore. She hasn’t put out good music in years.

  8. Size Does Matter says:

    Is this because she’s hangry and can’t take the thought of someone who isn’t? Or because she only wants super thin people in her show, so she looks less like gristle? #megalomaniacproblems

  9. Ronda says:

    I misread the headline that she had banned the c-word. oh was i wrong.

  10. QQ says:

    You know who doesn’t have a Single Solitary F*ck for your old bleached Raisinette with Gold fronts gristle looking Death eater looking ass, Madge??

    Us Sweetness, Fat C*nts included

    President of The Fat C*nts Coalition

    P.S: Act your age and Know your damned audience and Pass the Memo to Mariah while you’re at it instead of Competing with acts your daughter is into, you insufferable so and so

  11. Anaya says:

    I believe this story. This isn’t new behavior for Madonna. She’s always been like this except that she gets more demanding with every tour she does. Every new tour is seen by her as her biggest and best production. Her newbie dancers should know by now that THIS is how Madonna operates. I guess they didn’t watch Truth or Dare?

    But still, I don’t think her insulting her dancers or staff is right in any way. It is what it is. The people who work for her have a choice to stay with Madonna or quit. If they feel she’s worth working for although she’s a nightmare to deal with then that’s their problem which, by the looks of it, they’ve begrudgingly accepted.

    • Mintessence (the original Minty) says:

      I find it very easy to believe. She has a history of this type of behavior.

      When Madonna opened her Hard Candy gyms in Mexico, catering to the area’s wealthy clientele, there was a persistent story: she insisted that those applying for membership had to include a photo. The ones in the photos who she thought were ugly and fat were denied membership.

      This gristly bitch has always been arrogant and shallow. It’s not that she is regressing. She was never that mature to begin with. All those different personas she hid behind served to mask her insecurities and were effective marketing tools. It worked when she was young enough to get away with rebelliousness and outrageousness. Now that she’s more mature (in age, not emotional intelligence) and an established and super-rich entertainer, that same calculating shtick won’t work anymore.

    • nicole says:

      I loved her music in the late 80,s early 90,s and always thought she made great videos, but one thing I never liked was her personality, she always seemed a horrible person. I remember going to see, In bed with Madonna at the cinema, and she really proved to me what a crass, cheap and vulgar person she is. Her music and image is stale now, she couldnt really evolve as she got older, she just keeps doing the same old thing, try to be as offensive as she can. I still love some of her songs from the 80s(la isla bonita always love that one) but her day has come and gone.

  12. Naddie says:

    She deserves a flop.

  13. Jas says:

    She’s always been a vile person. Since she has only ever exploited others for her own benefit, she is surrounded by people who are only around her for their benefit. She has no real friends, nobody who cares enough to tell her to be a decent person or to tell her when she’s making a fool of herself. Ageing is her greatest punishment, the longer she tries to pretend she’s still a twenty something the more tragically hilarious she’ll become. Karma.

    • Duchess of Corolla says:

      Yep. Totally agree.

    • Mintessence (the original Minty) says:

      Yes, it’s poetic justice. Ageing must be very hard for someone so reliant on artifice and superficial image. This was a woman who said all the “right” things in old magazine interviews (“I won’t get plastic surgery because inner beauty is more important, blah blah blah…”) then later contradicted her words with her actions. And she’s still doing it.

      Used to be a fan of her in my teens. The more I read up on her and saw the pattern of her behavior, the more I realized that so much of her was a façade.

  14. FingerBinger says:

    This is a non story. Madonna has always been a taskmaster and perfectionist. She didn’t get where she is today by being meek.

  15. kri says:

    “No fat c*unts”?! Jesus, she sounds as charming as Alec Baldwin on a rage bender. I can appreciate someone wanting their show to be amazing, but abusing the people who work for you isn’t the way to get good results. And her music has become more awful and distorted -if her music had a face, it would be a Kardashian.

  16. Wonderbunny says:

    I don’t understand this tear drinking thing and find it really cringeworthy in general, but that photo in particular is just…sad.

  17. MARKWEER says:

    She’s always been this way. During her “TRUTH OR DARE” movie she made fun of one of her overweight hairstylists who’d been in some sort of bad situation (I don’t remember the specifics, but it wasn’t pretty). She’s not a very empathetic/sympathetic person by any means

    • Mintessence (the original Minty) says:

      IIRC, the overweight hairstylist/makeup artist (she called herself “Mama Makeup”) had been partying at a club the night before and was roofied. She woke up nude and bleeding down there, with no memory of what happened. The conclusion was that she was an*lly r*ped while unconscious. On hearing the story from one of her dancers, Madonna was concerned for a hot minute, then thought the situation was hilarious and couldn’t supress her laughter. Talk about missing a sensitivity chip.

  18. j.eyre says:

    Well, that explains why I have never been in her presence.

  19. Smd says:

    Monica and QQ my lovelies, yes, yes, yes! I’d rather hang out with you two than Madge any day. I won’t buy her concert tickets or anything she endorses because she is not worthy of my support or money! I’d rather support a good hearted local artist. Get over yourself Madge, we have!

  20. Nicolette says:

    I kinda, maybe want to see her in NYC simply because I’ve never been to one of her shows. But then I start thinking about what an ass she is and it stops me from purchasing tickets.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Go see her. Don’t get caught up in personality. She’s an entertainer.

      • Sefra says:

        Go see her? You have GOT to be kidding me! Not only is she a hater, but she also under pays her staff! I’m not supporting such arrogance– never.

  21. CarolinaBelle says:

    Well then, don’t look in the mirror Madge!

  22. It'sJustBlance says:

    I kind of hate that everyone is so ageist when they talk about Madonna, but I also feel like if she were aging a little more gracefully (and frankly, were a little more kind) people would lay off her. And by aging gracefully, I am saying less about the plastic surgery than the fact that she just can’t seem to act her age.

    Having said that, there was like a two month period in the 80s when I found her interesting, otherwise, forget it.

    • Wonderbunny says:

      She really isn’t making it easy to defend her against ageism. If she would be a strong and kind person, she would get much more support and respect. I think she could still be a great pop star and she doesn’t have to age gracefully either. She could definitely age disgracefully and still do things that shock people.

      It’s just that she behaves like a teenaged mean girl. Teenagers get a pass, because that’s the age of infinite stupidity. Madonna is in an age where she should’ve already acquired some real confidence, wisdom and compassion. She has seen and experienced enough and she’s even in a position where she could do a lot of good if she wanted to. Yet she chooses to act like a teenager and she reeks of desperation. She’s not shocking. She’s cringeworthy. The fact that she should know better only makes it worse.

  23. Twink says:

    This reminds me of my coworker who says she doesn’t even want “those kind of people” (overweight people) in her presence. She’s super liberal and open minded about everything else, I don’t get it.

    • jwoolman says:

      I wonder if it stems from a fear of “getting fat” themselves. Control freaks are probably especially susceptible to such fears. To stay thin, they exercise a lot of control. The naturally thin seem to not worry about it, their appetite is in line with their proper weight without effort. One control freaky friend isn’t a bigot about people who are overweight, but has always been afraid of getting fat because her sister was allegedly morbidly obese. She would distract herself any way she could from enjoying her food, even played tapes on serious stressful subjects at the dinner table (that would shut down my appetite immediately) and was super active (country/folk dancing type of thing) and always pushing other people to stop conversing at the table and just get on the dance floor whether they wanted to or not. One friend mentioned how relaxing it was when she wasn’t around, they could actually have a real conversation without interruption. And then she wondered why her kids preferred to eat elsewhere. I felt she was borderline anorexic.

  24. prissa says:

    From that Instagram photo, it appears someone reads Dlisted.

  25. annaloo. says:

    Oh Madonna. You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline.

  26. Tara says:

    I don’t care if she is a legend. I never liked her. She always made it by copying someone else or latching on to whoever was popular at the moment (from Vanilla Ice to Drake), or pulling publicity stunts. I blame her for the tackiness of popstars we see today who are more interested in image and publicity stunts than substance.

  27. celtlady says:

    Liked her when she first came out. Can’t stand her now. She is far too arrogant. Hope that her tour totally bombs. She deserves to be served a reality check.

  28. Alexi says:

    She has been beyond lucky and blessed – for someone who cannot sing at all and made millions it’s tragic for all those other artists who spent their lives trying and just never made it (bad luck, no breaks, did not shag their way to thentop…)Moreso, her supposed high IQ fails to show her how utterly hypocritical she is -clearly she may not be spiritually aware or enlightened as she so loudly claims– and yet she appears looksist, vapid, ageist and is reportedly utterly cruel. I hope karma does find her way – almost a billionaire but vile and viscous to the core. And for someone to critique others – she looks like that madam puppet from years back. Wake up, look on the mirror, and actually be authentic and without and agenda. She does videos on bullying etc – but she’s full of unwarranted judgement, hate and discrimination. Wake up and own how terrible you are….and then actually bow down to all that have supported your career – not just the pretty boys and girls etc. AND stop being such a monster…. No wonder she looks like Bette Davis from “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”. Why no one has informed her of this just goes to show you….too bad the media hasn’t labelled her as such. Yes lucky you to have gazillions, but you seemingly (if these blogs are true and it been reported on her horrible behavior for decades)- well you lack true grace and beauty. IF only you knew how lucky you have been. Numerous other artists are talented and truly brilliant….yet not known. I am an Annie Lennox admirer for sure also, true voice, true talent and intelligence a nd stunning still!!

  29. iheartgossip says:

    WoW. She has really fallen off. Bye Felicia!

  30. MAC says:

    In interviews for her sex book she made comments about trying -having sex with a fat person but could only do it once. And other negative things to do with having sex with someone who did not have a perfect body. When she did Ray of light I had hope that some type of spiritual journey would help whatever is seriously wrong with her. She injects herself and has the best of everything from a cook and on and on.

    I am so glad she is not my mom.

  31. Square Bologna says:

    I wouldn’t go across the hall to see Madonna. That is all.

  32. misery chick says:

    I wonder how in the HELL she could hang out with Rosie O’Donnell as ‘besties’? I guess Rosie just kissed her axx so much that Madge forgave her for the sin of gluttony; also RO had good connections in the acting world when she tried (but ultimately FAILED!) to reinvent herself as an actress.

  33. Jaded says:

    Madonna’s narcissism and cruelty seem to be increasing tenfold with each passing year. Just when you think she couldn’t be any more foul-mouthed, hypocritical, arrogant and demeaning, she just surprises everyone with some new cold-blooded verbal assault. There’s going to be a very special throne for this snowflake when she reaches hell.