Madonna had a fabulous diva moment at Jeremy Scott’s Fashion Week party at Space Ibiza New York — insisting that a spotlight beaming down on her be switched off.
Although usually comfortable in the spotlight, the Queen of Pop objected to the beam in a VIP area at the hot new club. Sources at the party said club management urgently tried to find a way to turn it off.
One spy said, “Madonna didn’t want it on her. Managers couldn’t turn it off individually, so club owner Carlo Seneca stood on the banquette, unscrewed the bulb and presented it to Madonna as a gift from the opening.” The Midtown West spot opens to the public on Friday.
We’re told a casually dressed Madonna, 56, had arrived at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday with a dancer in tow following a recording session with DJ Diplo and seemed “in a cranky mood because she and Diplo didn’t finish their track.” But she did get into the DJ booth with Diplo and Skrillex, and later sat at her table with the dancer, texting for nearly an hour.
Meanwhile, we’re told the party was so packed with guests including Whoopi Goldberg, Leigh Lezark, A-Trak, DJ Jus Ske, DJ Rukus and Scout Willis, that Scott himself had trouble finding a spot for his friends.“Orange Is the New Black” actress Dascha Polanco, there with co-star Taryn Manning, made a scene when she was asked to move from her table to make room for Scott.
A source said, “Dascha’s group was asked to make way. Dascha refused to leave the table even though it was Jeremy’s party. She took a big attitude. Finally, after club owners offered them two bottles of Veuve Clicquot rosé Champagne and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Honey, they agreed to make room for Scott.”
Madonna’s rep didn’t get back to us. Polanco’s rep said, “Dascha was . . . actually hanging out with Jeremy, and their tables were directly next to one another. There were people in the vicinity who were asked to leave the area, but Dascha wasn’t one of them.”