Madonna's Rebel Heart tour rolled into the city of Louisville, Kentucky the other night, but all was not quite well - at least, according to some reports.

TMZ suggested that the pop star was drunk when she arrived on stage up to three hours late, and then made some rather strange statements about clowns and drinking alcohol.

However, Madonna slammed the comments as 'sexist' on a post on her Instagram page, with a photo captioned:

Working on my stand up laying down. Good practice!!! ðŸ'?ðŸ?»Thanks Louisville! 😂 the tears of a clown soon to follow the #rebelheartour and for those people who like to believe all they read i never drink and perform!!! My show is 2 hours and 15 minutes of non stop singing and dancing. In Louisville I made a joke about doing a stand comedy act dressed as a clown and being able to drink alcohol. Its so very interesting how society continues to not only treat me in a totally sexist way (if i a were a man no one would have said a thing) and also continue to take everything i say literally!Thats what happens when people don't read books and get all information from TMZ."



Watch footage of her addressing the crowd in Louisville below - do you think she was drunk?