Malawi has accused US singer Madonna of “bullying state officials” after she reportedly complained about her treatment on a visit to the country.
Madonna – who has adopted two Malawian-born children – recently visited schools her charity helped fund.
The government said the star appeared to believe she deserved to be treated better than other celebrity visitors.
It accused her of exaggerating her charity’s contribution and said she should concentrate on playing music.
Madonna was said to have been angered that she and her entourage were stripped of their VIP status on their way out of the country, the UK’s Daily Telegraph reported.
They had to line up with other passengers at the airport and were frisked by security officials, the report said.