Despite being spotted by witnesses and called out by the show’s star, Madonna insists she was not texting during a performance of the off-Broadway musical Hamilton over the weekend.
Madonna took in the show Saturday evening and was reportedly seen tapping away at her phone throughout the second act. But the singer’s rep tells Us Weekly that the reports of her texting have been greatly exaggerated. “It’s not true,” rep Liz Rosenberg says. “She was invited backstage four different times. She texted post show when they were doing their fundraising pitch. Madonna had already made a generous donation.”
An attendee, actress Casey Erin Clark, saw things a little differently. Casey who said she was sitting behind the pop icon during the musical afterwards tweeted about it. “That time you want to smack #Madonna upside the head for texting during the best show I’ve ever seen. #HAMILTONpublic,” Casey wrote.
The play’s writer and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, also posted a tweet after the show that many believe was directed at Madonna. “Tonight was the first time I asked stage management NOT to allow a celebrity (who was texting all through Act 2) backstage. #noselfieforyou,” Lin-Manuel said in the tweet, which has since been deleted.
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