Niki Haris thinks people have failed to understand "how much good" Madonna has done.
The 61-year-old singer has worked with the 'Material Girl' hitmaker as a backing singer over the years and insisted that fans don't realise just how philanthropic she can be, noting that the billionaire pop star often helps others away from the glare of the media.
She is quoted by The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column as saying: "People just don’t understand how much good work she does behind the scenes. Like giving a lot of money away that people don’t know about. Helping children that people just don’t know about.
"That’s the best part about Madonna.”
Despite this, 'Frozen' singer has faced criticism for regularly starting her concerts long after they were due to begin and now disgruntled fans Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden have filed a lawsuit "on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated" in response to them having to wait hours at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for her to start her 'Celebration' show on 13 December, one of three gigs she played at the venue.
The pair are suing Madonna and promoters Live Nation for false advertising and in court documents filed in the US District Court of Eastern New York and obtained by RadarOnline.com, the plaintiffs argued consumers were "lulled into purchasing tickets for concerts at the Barclays Center to be put on by one of the premiere performers of the past 40 years."
They noted the original July 2023 concert date was pushed back due to "illness" and rescheduled for December 2023, with "the concerts at the Barclays Center were advised to start at 8:30 PM, but Madonna did not take the stage until after 10:30 PM on all three nights, with most concert attendees leaving the Barclay Center after 1:00 AM."
As a result, they argued the end time meant they encountered issues with "limited public transportation, limited ride-sharing, and/or increased public and private transportation costs" and had shortened amounts of sleep before they had to "get up early to go to work and/or take care of their family responsibilities the next day".