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Armani blames ‘difficult’ Madonna for Brit Awards cape fall

You've got nobody to blame but yourself, apparently

IF you watched the Brit Awards last week (or at least any six second Vines of it), you'll know that the biggest moment of the night came when Madonna was dramatically yanked offstage by her huge Armani cape during a bullfighter-themed performance of "Living For Love". 

"Everybody was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it’s quite heavy, so they tied it really tight around my neck," she explained on the Jonathan Ross Show. "So here I am marching in like a queen, and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string, and it would not come undone. And my two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice: I could either be strangled or fall with the cape, and I fell." 

Now Giorgio Armani has fired back, explaining that the original cape was intended to use an easy-to-undo hook – a design feature that was vetoed by Madonna herself.

"The cape had a hook and she wanted a tie, and she wasn’t able to open it with her hands," Armani told Associated Press backstage after his Emporio Armani show at Milan Fashion Week. "Madonna, as we all know, is very difficult. That's all there was to it."

At least Madonna doesn't seem to be too mad. After her tumble at the show, she posted on Instagram: "Armani hooked me up! My beautiful cape was tied too tight! But nothing can stop me and love really lifted me up!"

Next time, we suggest a hook could do the job just as well.

Anyway, here's what you've been waiting for: the six second Vine of Madonna falling.