The 54-year-old singer had planned to prance around in her new music video, and possibly on stage, dressed as a 'Terror Bride' as a comment on women’s oppression and war.
She already had the outfit - a mix of a traditional Iraqi bridal veil and a US soldier’s uniform - stitched up to fit her and had tried it on, the Sun reported. But when the pop queen advisers warned her the stunt was asking for trouble, she took the unusual step of backing down at the last minute.
“Madonna had the outfit ready to go. She was really proud of it and said it was her ‘Terror Bride’ costume,” a source said. “She had paraded around in it and said she was going to wear it in her next music video.
“At first when people started telling her it was madness she just brushed it off. But when they mentioned that her actions could put her life at risk she decided to ditch it from her video and certainly won’t be wearing it on stage,” the source added.
She is said to be really disappointed, as she was so adamant about it. “And even when she said she wasn’t going to go ahead she winked that it was being put aside ‘for now’,” the source added.