Time waits for no one — except Madonna. Her fans, it seems, are less than thrilled with this arrangement.
Angry concertgoers have been complaining about the start times for the pop star’s current Madame X tour, reporting that shows often start several hours after the time listed on their tickets. It’s gotten so bad that one fan is now suing the pop star over it, saying it amounts to a breach of contract, BuzzFeed News reported.
The class action lawsuit claims ticket seller Live Nation refused to refund more than $1,000 in tickets after the ticket seller pushed back the start time for a Miami show.
Madonna – who, according to the lawsuit, has a reputation for tardiness – does not seem particularly concerned with these complaints. “There’s something that you all need to understand,” she said during a recent show in Las Vegas. “And that is that a queen is never late.”
She later tweeted a clip of the moment.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of her fans didn’t love the pointed reminder about the pop icon’s royal status.
“A Queen is never late” but they also don’t charge $600++ for a seat
Queen Marie Antoinette failed to respect her subjects & lost them too
Mutual respect goes a long way in contrast to a “FU! I am better than you” EGO driven approach
Nice #vegas concert but you were late!204:33 AM – Nov 10, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Mark Persons’s other Tweets
I love you and can’t wait to see you but you’re deluded. You’re clearly seeing comments from unhappy people when you comment on it but you reply with pure contempt! Try saying sorry, it’s a very endearing quality.461:39 PM – Nov 9, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee john suddes’s other Tweets
Listen, I love you and have for decades….but repeatedly coming out on stage HOURS late is completely unprofessional and shows a level of disrespect towards your fans.382:50 AM – Nov 10, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee SuperDevin64’s other Tweets
We were at the Las Vegas show on Thursday-we were told to arrive no later than 9:30-we all sat there for 2 1/2 HOURS before she came out. Then…no apology…said it was OUR fault for arriving so early. Condescending & alienating all night long. Why??? RIP to our EX-queen.354:23 AM – Nov 10, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy16 people are talking about this
LiveNation didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.