Madonna has been accused of demanding VIP treatment and behaving like a diva during her recent trip to Malawi.

The Malawi government alleges she tried to use her fame and money to press the state for VIP treatment.

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A harshly-worded statement issued by the president's office in the capital, Lilongwe, accused her of bullying state officials.

"Granted, Madonna is a famed international musician. But that does not impose an injunction of obligation on any government under whose territory Madonna finds herself, including Malawi, to give her state treatment. Such treatment, even if she deserved it, is discretionary not obligatory,'' said the statement.

They added they thought she was "a musician who desperately thinks she must generate recognition by bullying state officials instead of playing decent music on the stage."

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President Joyce Banda was also reportedly angered by Madonna's claims that she has built 10 schools in Malawi, saying that the star only added classrooms to existing schools.

"Where are the 10 schools she has built? She is just building school blocks at already existing schools. In some cases she just renovated an already existing block. This is an insult to the people of Malawi. She can't be lying to the world at our expense," Banda said.

"Among the many things that Madonna needs to learn as a matter of urgency is the decency of telling the truth."

Madonna, who has had VIP treatment during her previous visits, was apparently surprised when she and her travelling party had to line up with ordinary passengers and be frisked by airport security when she left the country.

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    US Pop Star Madonna watches tailoring students work during her visit to Mphandula Children's Carecentre,on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    American pop star Madonna visits on April 2, 2013 the Mkoko Primary School in the area of Santhe in Kasungu district, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with another US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with David Banda and Mercy James, the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (C) flanked by her Malawian adopted children, David (to her left) and Mercy (to her right) are pictured on April 2, 2013 oustide of a classroom with school children at Mkoko Primary School in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (C) with her Malawian adopted children, David (L, front) and Mercy (L, middle) sit among Malawian children during a visit to Mkoko Primary School on April 2, 2013 in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools Madonna's Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (C) interacts with Malawian children at Mkoko Primary School on April 2, 2013 in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools Madonna's Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (2nd L) sits with her biological and adopted children (L to R) David Banda, Lourdes, Mercy James, and Rocco at Mkoko Primary School, one of the schools Madonna's Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn, during the visit of Madonna on April 2, 2013 in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna sits with her adopted Malawian son David Banda during a visit to Mkoko Primary School, one of the schools Madonna's Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn, during the visit of Madonna on April 2, 2013 in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (C) flanked by her Malawian adopted Children, David (to her left) and Mercy (to her right), are pictured on April 2, 2013 oustide of a classroom with school children at Mkoko Primary School in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna pictured during a visit to Mkoko Primary School, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn, during the visit of Madonna on April 2, 2013 in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Secondary School girls wait for the arrival for a visit of US Pop Star Madonna at Home of Hope Children's Home, in Mchinji District is pictured April 3, 2013. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna wears a piece of cloth sewn by children as her adopted son David watches at Mphandula Childrens Carecentre in Namitete, 49km west of Lilongwe City during her visit on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna with her Malawian adopted children, David and Mercy, is briefed by Executive Director of Mphandula Childrencare Centre on what children learn at the centre during her visit to the centre, on April 5, 2013 in Namitete, Malawi. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from M,adonna's Raising Malawi organisation.AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna flanked by her Malawian adopted children, David, right, and Mercy, and Yasinta Chapomba, Executive Director for Mphandula Childcare Centre speaks to media during her visit to the centre, on April 5, 2013 in Namitete, Malawi. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna speaks to the press during her visit to Mphandula Children's Carecentre, in Namitete, 49km west of Lilongwe City on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna admires art work done by children at Mphandula Childrens Carecentre in Namitete,49km west of Lilongwe City during her visit on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna flanked by Monitoring and Evaluation officer Francis Chikwangwala, left, and Executive Director of Mphandula Childrens Care CentreYasinta Chapomba, admires art work done by children at Mphandula Childrens Carecentre in Namitete,49km west of Lilongwe City during her visit on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna flanked by her Malawian adopted children, David, right, and Mercy, and Yasinta Chapomba, Executive Director for Mphandula Childcare Centre speaks to media during her visit to the centre at Namitete, Malawi on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation.AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna with her Malawian adopted son David and adopted daughter Mercy visits the Mphandula Childrens Carecentre in Namitete,49km west of Lilongwe City ,on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Children queue to receive a meal at Mphandula Childcare Centre in Namitete 49km west of Lilongwe City prior to US Pop Star Madonna's visit, on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation and children who learn at this centre receive at least a meal a day during school hours before going home. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Children receive food at Mphandula Childcare Centre in Namitete 49km west of Lilongwe City prior to US Pop Star Madonna's visit, on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation and children who learn at this centre receive at least a meal a day during school hours before they go home. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Children play at Mphandula Childcare Centre in Namitete in 49km west of Lilongwe City during US Pop Star Madonna's visit, on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Children sing for US Pop Star Madonna during her visit to Mphandula Childcare Centre in Namitete 49km west of Lilongwe City, on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation and the centre still gets assistance from the pop star. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna's Manager Trevor Nielson speaks to media during the pop star's visit to Mphandula Childcare Centre in Namitete some 49km west of Lilongwe City, on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna flanked by her Malawian adopted children, David, right, and Mercy,speaks to media during her visit to the centre, on April 5, 2013 in Namitete, Malawi. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Two boys sit by the sign for Mphandula Childcare Centre in Namitete 49km west of Lilongwe City during US Pop Star Madonna's visit, on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna flanked by her Malawian adopted children, David and Mercy, speaks to media during her visit to Mphandula Children's Carecentre, on April 5, 2013 in Namitete,Malawi . Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Secondary School girls wait for the arrival for a visit of US Pop Star Madonna at Home of Hope Children's Home, in Mchinji District is pictured April 3, 2013. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A woman and children walk out of the gate at Home of Hope Children's Home, from where US Pop star Madonna adopted her son David Banda, in Mchinji District on April 3, 2013. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Home of Hope Children's Home, where US Pop Star Madonna adopted her Malawian son David Banda, in Mchinji District is pictured April 3, 2013. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna hugs Yasinta Chapomba, Executive Director for Mphandula Childcare Centre during her visit to the centre in Namitete, Malawi on April 5, 2013. Mphandula Childcare Centre was built with donations from Madonna's Raising Malawi organisation. AFP PHOTO /AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna waves as she arrives for a visit at Home of Hope Orphanage in Mchinji District about 115km north west of Lilongwe, central Malawi, on April 3, 2013. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (C) flanked by her Malawian adopted Children, David (to her left) and Mercy (to her right), are pictured on April 2, 2013 oustide of a classroom with school children at Mkoko Primary School in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (R, up) with her Malawian adopted daughter Mercy James (C, up) talks to a school girl in a classroom at Mkoko Primary School on April 2, 2013 in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools Madonna's Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (C) flanked by her Malawian adopted Children, David (in front of her) and Mercy (to her right) and BuildOn CEO Jim Ziolkowskiare (to her left), are pictured on April 2, 2013 oustide of a classroom with school children at Mkoko Primary School in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (L) and one of her Malawian adopted children David are pictured in a classroom at Mkoko Primary School on April 2, 2013 in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US Pop Star Madonna (C) flanked by her Malawian adopted Children, David (in front of her) and Mercy (to her right) and BuildOn CEO Jim Ziolkowski (to her left), are pictured on April 2, 2013 oustide of a classroom with school children at Mkoko Primary School in the region of Kasungu, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    American pop star Madonna (C) sits on April 2, 2013 with the two children she adopted in Malawi, David Banda (L) and Mercy James (R), in a classroom of the Mkoko Primary School in the area of Santhe in Kasungu district, central Malawi, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organization has built jointly with another US organization BuildOn. Madonna, said to be the single largest international philanthropic donor to Malawi, also supports childcare in the country which is home to nearly a million children orphaned by AIDS. She arrived in Malawi on March 31 with the two children she adopted from the small landlocked African country. AFP PHOTO / AMOS GUMULIRA (Photo credit should read AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite the new fracas, Madonna said that she remains committed to helping the children of Malawi.

In a statement released by her spokesperson, she said she was "saddened" that Banda "has chosen to release lies about what we've accomplished, my intentions, how I personally conducted myself while visiting Malawi and other untruths. I have no intentions of being distracted by these ridiculous allegations.

"I did not ever ask or demand special treatment at the airport or elsewhere during my visit. I will not be distracted or discouraged by other people's political agendas. I made a promise to the children of Malawi and I am keeping that promise."

Trevor Neilson, who manages Madonna's Malawian projects also told Sky News: "Obviously these attacks are influenced by the fact that the president's sister was removed as the head of Madonna's organisation in Malawi due to concerns about mismanagement of $3.8m.

"As the largest private philanthropist to Malawi, we would think that the government would be pleased that she is giving her time and money to one of the poorest countries in the world."

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