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Madonna Ignored Friends' Pleas Against Performing In Belgium

The Vogue singer decided against cancelling any performances on her Rebel Heart Tour in the aftermath of the gun and bomb attacks in the French capital on 13 November, which claimed the lives of more than 130 victims.

She continued her trek through Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Italy, but she was warned against keeping her date in Antwerp, Belgium as it is closer to Paris and the gig followed a lockdown in the country's capital Brussels.

However, she took to the stage at the Sportpaleis on Saturday and called out Islamic State militants, who claimed responsibility for the atrocity, branding them 'motherf**kers' and saying she will not be stopped from performing.

'Many friends told me not to come to Belgium,' she told the crowd. 'I have not listened. I want to continue to do what I want! And do not ever tell me to stop!....There are many tragic things happening in the world. It seems there is a lot of darkness. We do not bow to fear, but to love.'

Madonna continue to perform the night after the Paris attacks, but broke down in tears onstage in Sweden as she paid tribute to the victims.



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