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Madonna has lashed out on her fans in Chile after their cigarette smoke bothered her earlier this week.
During a sound check in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday, the 54-year-old singer scorned a group of onlookers who were smoking.
"There are people smoking right now," said Madonna in a video posted online, available on TMZ. "If you love me, then don't smoke. No smoking!"
Growing angrier, the "Material Girl" singer then continued to berate the fans.
"If you're going to smoke cigarettes, I'm not doing a show," said Madonna. "You don't care about me? I don't care about you. All right? Are we going to play that game? I'm not kidding. I can't sing if you smoke."
The world famous singer then asked if the group understood using the Spanish phrase, "Entiendes."
Madonna's fury did not stop there though, and the singer complained about appearing foolish.
"You're looking right at me and smoking cigarettes, like I'm a stupid [expletive] idiot," said the "Queen of Pop."
Subsequently, the smokers did put out their cigarettes and Madonna continued her work.
The singer has received both praise and criticism for her firm stance on smoking this week. One online reader expressed malice for Madonna on Friday over the incident.
"I seem to recall her puffing away back in her Borderline and Lucky Star [music] videos," wrote Bella on TMZ's website. "While I personally hate cigarette smoke, I hate hypocrites even more!"
This is not the first time Madonna has been connected to smokers. The singer's teenage daughter Lourdes was recently caught smoking cigarettes.
The 15-year-old was caught sneakily smoking by paparazzi in New York City despite being under the legal smoking age.
Meanwhile, Madonna's "MDNA" tour promotes the singer's 12th album "MDNA" and wraps up this Saturday.
The singer has described the tour as "a journey from darkness to light" on her YouTube account.