Once again in 2012, Madonna is making sure to leave each concert goer with a lousy not so fuzzy memory, when after recently taking a spill while on stage in Dallas, the crowd booed controversial pop singer Madonna in New Orleans the other night after she began praising President Barack Obama. Before they were quiet she asked,”who’s registered to vote,”to the concertgoers, yelled none of your business b—ch and then she followed with, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” The last time Madonna mentioned Obama, and made headlines about it, was when she told a crowd in Washington D.C., “So, you all better vote for freakin’ Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right, we have a black Muslim in the White House!” which made it ironic. After the booing crowd took issue with her remarks the Material Girl went on to say, “Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for, don’t take this privilege for granted. Go vote.” She has such a way with words, ah…yeah… ok, real nice save, Mo.
Madonna might be a aging controversial pop star,but that does not stop her doing her best to get publicity, no matter what it is for. From her book on sex in the 90s to her kiss with Britney Spears the Queen of Pop may have gone to far this week as she exposed herself on purpose while performing recently, Madonna was performing in Istanbul when she showed her right breast on purpose and it seems that this is one step too far for many, especially
for the over 50 and up crowd watching Madonna perform Human Nature. When she pulled down her bra to show her saggy,breast, it was’nt something that they wanted to see, she’s not even on their kosher diet. It’s amazing how something that woulda made men so happy 20 yrs ago made us so sad today. Ah… Madonna, your ugly right nipple called, it’s not 1981 anymore!
Maybe it’s merely a coincidence that just after Madonna’s MDNA dropped considerably in its fourth month in sales, the biggest sales drop in U.S chart history, after last April when MDNA debuted at No 1, with sales of 359,000. Madonna’s downward spiral is simple, most artists’ music sales come from CD, LP or digital download purchases, most of MDNA’s first-week sales, came from concert-ticket packages.
Fans who wanted on her arena tour were forced to pay for MDNA as well. Every concert ticket, from VIP to the cheap seats, came bundled with a link to a free purchase on itunes, or a CD through the post. You could not buy a ticket without also buying the album, so with ticket sales down the album sales has slowed down and the album recently dropped considerably in the 24 weeks since then.
Last week, Madonna Upsets Denver Fans With Gunplay On Stage, showing a lack of judgment…as she took the whole theme of “Express Yourself”
to heart? Offending some of her fans in Denver when she started off her show with a scene involving guns and simulated shooting into the crowd. Doing a gun firing scene showing a blood pattered screen, in Denver who are sensitive to having a performance of such theatrics, after thethe tragic mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado just three months ago that claimed 12 lives. Claiming that she is not a gun supporter, and the skit is an artistic statement symbolizing intolerance and “the pain I have felt from having my heart broken.” The gunplay wasn’t the only thing fans were buzzing about regarding the Denver date. According to many, Madonna took the stage remarkably late, stepped on a cross, and took off her top to reveal “Obama” printed on her chest.
So its no wonder why in St. Petersburg, Russia, while performing in black lingerie with the words “No Fear” scrawled on her back, Madonna promoted her anti-gay sentiment is strong in Russia. To attack a city law adopted in March she had earlier called the law a “ridiculous atrocity”that imposed fines for spreading homosexual “propaganda”. Madonna angered conservative Russians with her support for P–sy Riot. Three members of the punk band were sentenced Friday to two years in prison for a protest inside Moscow’s main cathedral against Vladimir Putin and his cozy relationship with the Russian Orthodox.
Madonna has been sued for millions of dollars, by Russian activists, claiming they were offended by her support for gay rights during a recent concert in St. Petersburg. Anti-gay sentiment is strong in Russia. In St. Petersburg, a law passed in February makes it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors, and the author of that law has pointed to the presence of children as young as 12 at Madonna’s concert on Aug. 9. Madonna spoke out in support of the group during her concert in St. Petersburg and two days earlier in Moscow. After the verdict was issued, Madonna called on “all those who love freedom to condemn this unjust punishment.”
In the past, Pepsi canceled its sponsorship of her tour and the commercial that she had done for them because of complaints from religious groups. However, instead of realizing she had made a mistake, Madonna realized instead that scandal equals sales. People love it. So she used similar techniques to boost ticket sales for her Blonde Ambition Tour in 1990,
her documentary in 1991, called Truth or Dare, and her X-rated book, Sex, as well as her album, Erotica, in 1992.
So in 2012! see … Sticky and Sweet…. starring Madonna in her World Tour!!!