Giorgio Armani Says Madonna Has Herself to Blame for Brit Awards Tumble

by Zach Seemayer 12:18 AM PST, March 04, 2015
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After falling off stage during her performance of "Living for Love" at the Brit Awards on Feb. 25, Madonna explained that the mishap was due to her Giorgio Armani cape being fastened too tight.

"Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight!," the Material Girl wrote on Instagram. "But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up! Thanks for your good wishes! I'm fine!"

Now, the legendary fashion designer is firing back at the pop icon, saying that Madonna is the only person to blame for her embarrassing spill.

VIDEO: Watch Madonna's Epic Fall During Brit Awards 'Living For Love' Performance

"Madonna, as we all know, is very difficult," Armani told AP, smiling. According to the 80-year-old Italian fashion designer, Madonna's cape was originally supposed to be secured with a simple clasp, but the singer wanted it tied instead, which caused the fall. "That's all there was to it."

Madonna, however, told a vastly different story on The Jonathan Ross Show the day after the Brit Awards, explaining that the cape had been tied because "everyone was worried [it] would slide off."

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"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," Madonna explained, revealing that two of her dancers, in attempting to pull the cape they believed was unfastened, accidentally pulled her by her throat. "I had two choices: I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall."

For a look at the embarrassing moment, check out the video below.