It was a gig designed to pacify French fans who thought she had made an ill-advised statement about their nation’s politics.
But Madonna ended up booed off stage in Paris on Thursday night after charging up to £200 a head for a concert lasting just 45 minutes.
The pop queen was also attacked for only singing for around 30 minutes - and spending 15 minutes ‘wittering on about politics’.
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Like a political virgin: Madonna angered her fans after boring them with political statement and spending just 45 minutes onstage
The singer had put on an intimate show for around 2,000 fans at Paris’s Olympia theatre as a last minute addition to her MDNA tour.
It came after France’s far-right National Front threatened to sue Madonna after she showed a video at a Bastille Day concert in Paris with an image of the party’s leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead.
During the gig, the singer had a message for the politician, telling the audience: ‘I know that I have made a certain Marine Le Pen very angry with me.
'The enemy is not out there, there is no such thing as an external enemy. The enemy is within.
‘It’s not my intention to make enemies, it’s my intention to promote tolerance.’
She also told fans: ‘I have a special affinity with France, and I have for many years.
Pricey: Ticket prices for sold-out gig started at £60 rising to £200, but were exchanging hands on the black market for up to £1,000
‘It could go all the way to Napoleon because I think of myself as a revolutionary.’
As she left the stage, the curtains closed behind her with a message reading ‘I love you’.
But when she did not reappear for an encore, audience members began jeering, booing and pelting the stage with bottles.
Many shouted out demanding a refund.
Ticket prices for sold-out gig started at £60 rising to £200, but were exchanging hands on the black market for up to £1,000.
Concert-goer Guillaume Delaval said afterwards: ‘The show was ok but it only last 45 minutes, and she spent 15 minutes of that wittering on about politics and tolerance.
‘We didn’t come to hear that. It was a concert, not the United Nations.’
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But one Twitter user wrote: 'Madonna's performance of Je T'Aime moi non plus is one of the best performances I've seen.
'She has to do it on the MTV awards or the grammys'.
The show was also streamed live on YouTube.
But today the website had to disable comments.
An invitation to Tweet about the show also appeared to backfire - with audience members using the suggested hashtag #MDNAParis to complain.
Performing for a Parisian audience at the city's Olympia the 53-year-old covered the infamous Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg track Je T'Aime.
Don't pull a disc: Madonna writhes around on the floor as she performs the Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin hit Je T'Aime at the Paris Olympia today
And Madonna brought her overt brand of sexuality to the show as she twisted around in fishnets and a black leotard.
The singer tied up her fellow performer, ending the song by pretending to shoot him in the head.
The same highly stylised sequence led to criticism when Madonna performed in the Scottish city of Edinburgh the day after the Colorado shootings.
'Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse. She should know better,' a spokesman for Mothers Against Guns told Scotland's Daily Record.
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But Madonna is not one to listen to her critics.
'Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art,' a member of her tour team told the Huffington Post.
'Her entire career, she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do. She's not about to start listening to them now.'
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Yesterday's performance was broadcast live on the internet.
Her latest tour is predicted to become one of the highest grossing in history.
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