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Madonna, BRIT Awards

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Who's to blame for Madonna's epic tumble at the 2015 Brit Awards?  According to the costume designer himself, Giorgio Armani—it's really the singer's fault.

"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

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"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. 

Madonna, Brit Awards