Madonna upsets French fans with short performance

Pop superstar Madonna upset her fans in France on Tuesday night after turning up to a concert more than two hours late.

The '4 Minutes' hitmaker further disgruntled her followers by only giving a 40-minute performance in the nation's capital, Paris.

Dressed in a black T-shirt, trousers and big boots, she finally took to the stage on a big chair by sipping champagne directly from the bottle. She got up from the chair and kissed one of her female dancers - like she did with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards - before performing 'Hard Candy'.

One fan, Melanie Monnier, said ater the show: "She is great, but the wait and the shortness of the show were a bit disappointing. There was a real lack of emotion."

Fan Guy Juliean even doubted Madonna was performing live. He said: "The show was perfect - too perfect with no room for any emotion. Was she singing live? I'm not sure. It was good to see her but I'm a bit disappointed by her lack of charisma tonight on stage."

The singer announced her love of France and spoke of the honour of performing on the same stage as the iconic French chanteuse Edith Piaf, or fellow legends Juliette Greco and Marlene Dietrich.

She says: "Why do I have this relationship with France? I'm always drawn to working with French people - and frenching French people. Vive la France!"

Lenny Kravitz, John Galliano and Kelly Rowland were among the crowd to see her perform four singles from her new album 'Hard Candy', as well as 'Hung up' and 'Music'.

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