Brigitte Nielsen slapped Madonna, had 1-night stand with then husband Sean Penn cause singer was being rude in a club

Brigitte Nielsen slapped Madonna, had 1-night stand with then husband Sean Penn cause singer was being rude in a club
Madonna (Getty Images)

Brigitte Nielsen made some pretty startling revelations while she slammed singer Madonna Monday, November 11, for making her fans wait for two hours to see her Madame X Tour. The 56-year-old Danish actress said on 'The Talk' that by showing up late to her Las Vegas concert, the 61-year-old "Queen of Pop" disrespected her "sweet" fans.

The singer got up on stage Friday and told her patiently-waiting audience: "Here's something that you all need to understand. And that is that a queen is never late." Nielsen called Madonna's cocky explanation "ridiculous and uncalled for. She's not the queen."

She then recalled a not-so-pleasant encounter with the 'Papa Don't Preach' singer in the past, where she put her in her place by her reaction. "In 1987, I was at a club downtown with her and she kept stepping on my feet," Brigitte recalled while co-hosting the CBS talk show. "She was very rude and I ended up giving her a slap across the face."


Musician Madonna and actor Sean Penn attend the 5th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Montage Hotel on January 9, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Nielsen, who stands at a towering height of six feet and one inch, said the slap was "open hand" and must have left quite an impression as Madonna was "not very big and I'm a giant."

"I remember just six big guys picked me up - and that was fair enough I mean I probably shouldn't have done it - and I was out of the club," Nielsen laughed, as she recalled. The story did not end there as she said she had another opportunity to avenge Madonna's rude behavior after a few months.

While still married to her former husband, Sylvester Stallone (whom she divorced in 1987), Nielsen claimed she slept with the singer's then-husband, Sean Penn (whom Madonna divorced in 1989). 

"However, the best part of the story, a couple of months later, in the south of France, I got back at her for being rude, having a one-night stand with [her husband] Sean Penn," she said. 


Despite her momentary promiscuity, the actress claimed in her 2011 tell-all book, 'You Only Get One Life', that she did not have many random affairs. "That said, I've not had many one-night stands," Nielsen wrote."'I'm more suited to long-term relationships despite that night with Sean and the way I'm painted as wildly promiscuous."

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