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Fans slam Madonna after Paris concert

US singer-superstar suffered a stinging backlash on Friday after her Paris concert on Thursday left fans feeling short changed after a 45 minute show and no encore.

Fans slam Madonna after Paris concert
Photo: Screenshot Madonna.com
Madonna was on the receiving end of an angry backlash from her fans on Friday for ending a Paris concert after just 45 minutes.
 
With the Internet awash with criticism of the US pop queen, tweets posted by disappointed fans included: "Madonna branded a slut and booed in Paris," and "Only 45 minutes for $200 a ticket."
 
The angry reaction was in sharp contrast to the enthusiastic cheers which greeted Madonna when she exited the stage at the Olympia theatre after barely three quarters of an hour on Thursday evening.
 
The 2,700-strong audience remained in place, expecting an encore, and the mood turned sour as it became clear that the 53-year-old diva was not coming back.
 
Videos posted on YouTube showed angry fans shouting "refund".
 
"Not even 10 songs, no thank you and no goodbye," one spectator told AFP.
 
"We came up from Montpellier (in the south of France) and paid €180 a ticket. It's a bit steep."
 
The Olympia concert was Madonna's second controversial appearance in the French capital this year.
 
Last month she appeared at the Stade de France and angered the far-right National Front by projecting an image of party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her forehead.
 
The National Front has said it will sue the American over the incident.

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U-Turn: Le Pen says yes to drink with Madonna

France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen has changed her mind and accepted an offer from US pop icon Madonna to "sit down and have a drink". The pair famously fell out when one of Madonna's videos featured an image of Le Pen complete with a swastika on her forehead

U-Turn: Le Pen says yes to drink with Madonna
Marine Le Pen and Madonna may be meeting for a 'demi' soon. Photo: AFP
Madonna has always said you should "Express Yourself" and that's exactly what the 56-year-old singer has been doing while in France this week. 
 
She first hit the French newspapers last week after comparing France and Europe to Nazi Germany – leaving some to question her authority on the matter considering she was born in the US in 1958. 
 
On Monday, she made headlines in France again after inviting the leader of the National Front for a meeting over a 'demi' bière or two.
 
"I think I would like to sit down and have a drink with Marine Le Pen," Madonna said on the Grand Journal TV programme. "I want to understand where she's coming from."
 
It certainly sounded like a prayer for the Material Girl – and that prayer was answered on Tuesday afternoon.
 
After initially telling RTL radio that she wouldn't be meeting the diva, Le Pen did an about turn later in the day.
 
"I accept Madonna's invitation with pleasure," she told the AFP news agency.
 
"I appreciate people who make overtures in good faith."
 
The relationship between the two women has a rocky foundation. 
 
In 2012, the American kicked off her world tour with a show featuring a video montage of Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead. The footage was followed by another photomontage of Hitler and Le Pen. 
 
The French political party threatened legal action over what they called an "odious comparison", and Madonna cut the montage from her show.
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