Madonna fines late dancers: $100 per minute

Carrie Ann Inabajudge of Dancing With the Starsshe was in tour with Madonna at the beginning of his career. “In those days she was very strict,” she said during an appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show. “He gave us this rule, and I’m very grateful that he did: for every minute of delayheld you back 100 dollars from the salary”.

Madonna’s severity

While being fined so severely for being late may seem excessive, Inaba thanked Madonna for teaching her that lesson. About her In her life he never delayed to an appointment: she has always shown up on time or early, and continues to do so. Despite her rigidity, everyone dreamed of working with Madonna in the 1980s. “At the time it was her, Michael Jackson and Prince. I went on Madonna’s tour and thought that was all I needed,” Inaba said. Once the tour was over, she retired from dancing and went back to studying. However, she was never relegated to the role of backup dancer. Before becoming a judge a Dancing With the Starsworked as actress and choreographer for numerous television productions (Hannah Montana above all).

The dancers told in In bed with Madonna

THE Madonna dancers they were also told in a documentary, released in 1991 with the Italian title In bed with Madonna. The documentary film took the viewer behind the scenes of the tour Blonde Ambitionin support of their fourth album Like a Prayer. One of the most compelling aspects of the documentary is the relationship between Madonna and her dancers, with the dancers interviewed in the privacy of their beds. Why that choice? Because the dancers went to bed very late: they performed, celebrated all night, and then returned to rehearse, full of adrenaline and with the knowledge that they were taking part in a memorable tour. But what also emerged were the personal stories of the dancers. “It’s something I felt compelled to do,” Madonna said. “I was moved by the group of people I was with. I felt like a brother, a sister, a mother, a daughter. I thought that together they could do anything. And that we could do anything.” However, according to an article published by the New York Times in 2016, a handful of dancers sued the artist over the documentary, which was deemed invasive of privacy. But all the cases were resolved out of court.