MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 23: Madonna is seen performing on stage during her Rebel Heart Tour at AmericanAirlines Arena on January
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Remember last week when Madonna performed as a clown to mark her grand return to Australia after more than two decades away? How could we forget. Well, some have claimed that Madge was not exactly sober during the performance, and Madonna has slammed those claims in an Instagram post. 

During a performance in Melbourne, Madonna rode a tricycle, fell over and reportedly told the crowd that ex-husband Guy Ritchie was a “son of a bitch.” She also apparently took swigs from a flask...but it was all part of the act, she says.

She writes in a new Instagram caption.

“Thanks for supporting me. Too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character. I could never do any of my shows high or drunk. And yes underlying all of this is sexism and mysongony which proves that not only do we not get equal pay bUt we are still treated like heretics if we step out of line and think outside the box! . Sexism is alive and kicking but i am #livingforlove.”

Madonna certainly wasn’t inebriated when she performed “Rebel Rebel” as a tribute to David Bowie last month. Watch that here.