Madonna was so paranoid about a potential embarrassing video leak that she had hotel security disable her private elevator camera for her pride performance last week.
On Thursday, the pop star appeared at the Boom Boom Room inside The Standard, High Line hotel in New York City. Madonna killed her set and received rave reviews from the packed house.
The 62-year-old singer wasn't playing any games during her stay at the fancy hotel, which was the site of the infamous 2014 elevator fight between Beyoncé, Solange & Jay-Z.
A video leaked of the three in a private elevator at the same hotel Madonna performed at. in NYC. We're told her team was well aware of the past incident involving the superstars and did not want a repeat.
Sources say there was also huge drama with cell phones at the show. An insider claims Madonna wanted everyone’s phones removed before she took the bar stage.
We’re told the ageless icon was told that was not possible which caused a huge meltdown. At one point, it looked like Madonna was not going to make it to the floor and ready to leave. Eventually, things were worked out behind the scenes and Madonna walked out to an adoring crowd.
While Madonna killed her two-song set, some guests were furious after being forced to pee in cups. Sources say the hotel had closed off the bathroom for VIPs only.
Insiders told us, "They wouldn’t let people use the bathroom so people were peeing in cups."
One attendee spilled, "The Boom bathrooms were for VIP." While bar patron added, "If you left Boom Boom to go to the bathrooms between Boom and Le Bains you couldn't get back in."
Le Bain is the Standard Hotel's nightclub located right next door to the famous lounge.
Madonna's show, despite the lack of bathrooms, was worth it. She raised over $100,000 for LGBTQ+ organizations.