Madonna’s Truth Tea statement:
In a statement released by her spokesperson, Madonna said she was “saddened” that Banda “has chosen to release lies about what we’ve accomplished, my intentions, how I personally conducted myself while visiting Malawi and other untruths. I have no intentions of being distracted by these ridiculous allegations.
"I did not ever ask or demand special treatment at the airport or elsewhere during my visit. I will not be distracted or discouraged by other people’s political agendas. I made a promise to the children of Malawi and I am keeping that promise."
A spokesman for Madonna suggested the attacks were influenced by the fact that the President’s sister had been removed as the head of Madonna’s organisation in Malawi.