Madonna threatened to cancel her show in Chile on Wednesday after catching fans smoking cigarettes in front of the stage during a soundcheck.
Madonna hit the stage during a rain shower in Santiago to test the sound equipment at the Estadio Nacional stadium, and fans flocked to the venue early to catch the singer go through her routines. But as Madonna reached the front of her stage's runway into the audience, she spotted a number of people smoking and lashed out at them in an angry tirade.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the star said into her microphone, "People are smoking right now, no smoking! Where are they smoking? If you're going to smoke I am not doing the show. ... If you don't care about me, I don't care about you. All right, we gonna play that game? I'm not kidding. I can't sing if you smoke. Entiende [understand]? If you love me then don't smoke ... You're looking at me while you're still smoking, like I'm a stupid f------ idiot." The singer then stormed offstage.
Madonna's concert went ahead as planned, despite her earlier comments.