Pop Icon Madonna Responds to Summons Over Fake Parking Signs
City officials gave pop singer Madonna a summons ordering the removal of new yellow paint and a “No parking” sign that was posted outside her $40 million Manhattan home on East 81st.
Madonna did not take the notice too kindly and fired back on March 24 with a sarcastic Instagram post:
“Yes … I am Madonna and that is my driveway and if people park in front of it i cant drive in my driveway!” Madonna wrote.
“So sorry the city doesn’t like the color yellow! We will paint a nice dull grey to keep our neighbors happy! Sorry??! Im saying 3 extra Hail Mary’s this Easter for this transgression!”
The Department of Transportation issued a violation notice March 23, ordering Madonna to remove the “improperly placed paint” within 30 days or face a $250 fine, according to Fox News.
“She feels like she owns the whole block,” one resident had told the New York Daily News.
“What has angered us the very most is that when she leaves, one of her staff literally walks into the street and stops cars and pedestrians from passing. This way she can leave from inside the garage and not have to deal with the public,” another neighbor told the Daily Mail. “It’s really quite obnoxious.”