Madonna says she would never perform at a concert "high or drunk" in an Instagram post early Tuesday.

The pop star played off the reported rumors that she appeared drunk onstage during her current world tour. She wrote "too bad people don't know the art of acting and playing a character."

In this Feb. 20, 2016 file photo, Madonna performs during the Rebel Heart World Tour in Macau, China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

During Madonna's live set, she plays a character who drinks a shot onstage.

She wrote the post in response to a fan who was defending her on Instagram. She told the fan "thanks for supporting me."

Madonna called the claims she was drunk sexist. She wrote: "Sexism is alive and kicking but i am (hash)livingforlove."

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