Madonna has fired back at critics of her new film FILTH AND WISDOM for insisting she should focus on her singing career rather than delve into directing.
The Material Girl hitmaker premiered her directorial debut in New York on Monday (13Oct08) night, in between dates on the U.S. leg of her Sticky + Sweet world tour.
The film has been met with mixed reviews, but Madonna is unfazed by the criticism.
She tells the New York Daily News: "There are certain kinds of resentment when (you) do one thing well - not to toot my own horn or anything - and then you try to go do something else, and that's their f**king problem.
"I consider myself a storyteller, whether I'm writing songs or a screenplay. So I don't see (directing) as such a big leap from what I already do."