Malawi's government hits out at 'demanding' Madonna

Malawi's government has accused Madonna of demanding special treatment during her recent visit to the country.

The singer - who has adopted two Malawian-born children - recently visited schools her charity helped fund.

Madonna pictured with her adopted daughter Mercy in Malawi in 2010
Madonna pictured with her adopted daughter Mercy in Malawi in 2010. Credit: Reuters

A statement issued by President Joyce Banda's office on Wednesday accused Madonna of wanting Malawi "to be forever chained to the obligation of gratitude".

Madonna was also accused of being "a musician who desperately thinks she must generate recognition by bullying state officials instead of playing decent music on the stage".

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Malawi's Madonna 'VIP' claims

Malawi's government has accused Madonna of demanding special treatment during her recent visit to the country. A spokesman for the singer has dismissed the claims as "nonsense."