Madonna a shady character, say neighbours
POP icon Madonna has outraged locals near her home in the Hamptons, New York, by planting trees on the estate amid allegations she is building a wall of foliage to protect her privacy.
The Material Girl hit- maker purchased the eight- bedroom mansion and its 10ha of surrounding land in Bridgehampton for $ US2.2 million ($ A2.9 million) on the promise the fields could not be built on and would be used for growing agricultural products.
Pictures show Madonna has now begun creating a tree nursery on the property after planning permission was approved last year.
The move has angered locals who claim she is using the trees to protect her privacy and to receive tax breaks entitled to farmers.