Giorgio Armani Blames Madonna for Brit Awards Fall: “She’s Very Difficult”

Madonna performs at the BRIT Awards 2015 on February 25.
Giorgio Armani says Madonna's epic Brit Awards 2015 fall is her own fault in a new interview.  David M. Benett/Getty Images

There's beef brewing! 

Madonna took an embarrassing backwards tumble down a flight of stairs during her performance at the Brit Awards 2015 on Feb. 25, in London, but the man who crafted the statement piece is standing by his work. In a new interview with the Associated Press, Giorgio Armani places the blame solely on the pop superstar. 

"Madonna, as we all know, is very difficult," the Italian fashion designer told the AP with a smile on Feb. 27. Armani claimed Madonna, 56, was well aware of the fact that her bullfighter's cape was constructed to be secured with a hook closure, but the singer insisted on it being tied. "That's all there was to it," Armani added. 

Giorgio Armani
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The fall seen around the world happened midway into her "Living for Love" performance, and Madonna gave a different explanation for her tumble on The Jonathan Ross Show on Feb. 26.  

 

"I was told to tie my cape and start much further back and I had to walk further, and everyone was worried my cape would slide off, so they tied it really tight around my neck," Madonna told Ross. "I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string, and it wouldn't come undone…I had two choices: I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall."

"So here I am marching in like the queen, I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string and it wouldn't come undone," she said. "My two lovely dancers basically strangled me off the stage."

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