Madonna’s “obnoxious” entourage made the atmosphere on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ “really awkward”.
The ‘Living For Love’ singer recently appeared on the daytime talk show every day for a week and made things tough for the production staff on the programme, thanks to her diva demands and large team of assistants.
A source said: “Everyone that works there is really glad that it’s finally over.
“It was incredibly hard to deal with one full week of Madonna.
“Madonna’s posse that she brought along with her for ‘Madonna Week’ was larger than any entourage that has ever come on the show before. They were so obnoxious that it just made for a really awkward time on set.
“Because she was there for an entire week, she needed her own set of trailers, which had to be equipped with certain types of health foods that were rather expensive.
“She also demanded that the studio pay for her personal make-up and hair people because she would not use the ones that are provided by the show.”
And the 56-year-old star even insisted of approving the content of the programme throughout the week.
The source added to RadarOnline.com: “Madonna also required that she approve all of the footage that was shot.
“She also had to change the script to her liking and this is something that was never allowed for anyone that comes on.”
And Madonna’s demands even frustrated the 57-year-old presenter, but she advised her staff to go along with her guest’s difficult ways for the sake of the show.
The source said: “As much as the ratings soared for the show, even Ellen was quite over it by the end.
“Ellen is such a control freak. To have to surrender control to someone who wants to call the shots in every situation was incredibly hard for her.
“Ellen and everyone on staff had to, literally, bite their tongues on numerous occasions throughout the week.
“Madonna felt like everyone should bow down to her because she is Madonna, and the staff was told to just suck it up for the time being because it will pass.
“Ellen is just really glad that it all went over without any major drama and has thanked her staff for being so cooperative.”