Pop star Madonna has responded to Malawi State House statement accusing her of bullying and blackmailing government to “blast a 21 gun salute and roll red carpet for her”.
Here is the full response from celebrity musician.
I am saddened that President Banda has chosen to release lies about what we’ve accomplished, my intentions, how I personally conducted myself while visiting Malawi and other untruths.
I have no intentions of being distracted by these ridiculous allegations.
I came to Malawi seven years ago with honorable intentions I returned earlier this month to view the new schools we built.
I did not ever ask or demand special treatment at the airport or elsewhere during my visit. I will not be distracted or discouraged by other people’s political agendas.
I made a promise to the children of Malawi and I am keeping that promise. – Madonna, Los Angels 11/04/2013.