AN ex-boyfriend of Madonna – who’s been behind bars for 20 years on drug charges – claims the superstar singer set him up, and tells The National ENQUIRER that he was furious with her for years!
Party promoter Peter Shue, 55, was found guilty of drug conspiracy, and blames the “Vogue” singer for introducing him to an informant whose testimony put him in prison.
“Madonna could have easily left me alone, but she set me up!” Shue told The ENQUIRER from the Fort Dix Federal Penitentiary in his first interview since being incarcerated in 1995. Shue claims he met the “Material Girl” in the Big Apple party circuit in the summer of 1994, and she promised to help him break into the big time. “I wanted Madonna to get me to be legit in the music and movie business. She always told me she would help me,” Shue told The ENQUIRER.
The “Like a Virgin” singer also begged to have his child, Shue said. “Madonna wanted to have a baby with me, but I didn’t want to have a baby with her. I had a girl at the time,” Shue said.
When his girlfriend learned about his relationship with Madonna, she forced Shue to end it, he said. “I was going to be in Madonna’s video ‘Secret,’ and she was going to pay me $100,000,” Shue said. “But when my girl found out about her, I had to quit the video.”
Despite his party lifestyle back then, Shue insists he never saw Madonna do drugs. “I think she just got high before she saw me,” he told The ENQUIRER.
As to why Madonna turned against him, Shue claimed: “Madonna was mad and that’s why she put the informant on me.”
At Shue’s trial, longtime federal informant Arlyne Brickman testified that he had tried to buy 13 kilos of cocaine from her. Brickman, then 65, claimed that she’d met Madonna after the pop star became interested in filming her memoir, “Mob Girl: A Woman’s Life in the Underworld.”
She also said Madonna asked her to find out if Shue was dealing drugs. When Shue admitted that he was, Brickman testified that she contacted the DEA. Shue argued that he was entrapped by Brickman and the feds, but a jury found him guilty and he was sentenced to 25 years.
Shue admitted to The ENQUIRER that during the trial he “wanted to do something” to the singer, and his bitterness only intensified after he was tossed in the slammer. “In the beginning of my jail sentence I used to think about Madonna in a bad way,” he confessed. But Shue’s had a change of heart. “I don’t hold no grudges.”