"Madonna, as we know, is very difficult," he said (via People). "This cape had a hook and she wanted a tie, and she wasn't able to open it with her hands. That's all there is to it."
Madge, on the other hand, had a slightly different view of the events that led up to #CapeGate:
"Everybody was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it's quite heavy, so they tied it really tight around my neck…So here I am marching in like a queen, and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string, and it would not come undone," the 56-year-old shared on Britain's The Jonathan Ross Show. "And my two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice: I could either be strangled or fall with the cape, and I fell."
And while the internet made sure her on-stage topple was trending immediately, the pop star wasn't exactly laughing at all the memes afterward.
"I had a little bit of a whiplash, and I smacked the back of my head. So, there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. making sure that I was still compos mentis," she explained. Ouch!
Not to worry though, Madonna is totally fine now. In fact, she just announced a massive Rebel Heart world tour starting in August.