Madonna says daughter asked if she was gay
Updated: 2006-03-07 09:01
Madonna says she had some explaining to do when her daughter, Lourdes, asked
about that kiss with Britney Spears at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
Madonna at the
annual Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's in West Hollywood, Calif.,
Sunday, March 5, 2006. [AP]
"(Lourdes) is really obsessed with who is gay," says Madonna in an interview
in Out magazine's April issue. "And she even asked, 'Mom, you know they say that
you are gay?' And I'm, 'Oh, do they? Why?' And she says, 'Because you kissed
"And I said, 'No, it just means I kissed Britney Spears. I am the mommy pop
star and she is the baby pop star. And I am kissing her to pass my energy on to
Madonna, 47, famously locked lips with Spears, 24, while performing her songs
"Like a Virgin" and "Hollywood" at the awards ceremony.
The pop diva, considered by some to be an icon in the gay community, tells
the magazine her 9-year-old daughter likes to guess who is gay: "Oh, and the
other thing she likes to do when we go out, she says, 'Mom, do you want me to
point out who the gay men are?' And I say, 'Okay, but I think I already know.'"
Madonna also addresses her feud with Elton John, who in 2004 accused her of
"He seems to be angry," she says. "I seem to have become a target. It's not
very gentlemanly or gracious. But he did send me a letter apologizing for his
last outburst, right before his wedding." (John and filmmaker David Furnish took
civil-union vows in December.)
Lourdes is Madonna's daughter with actor/fitness instructor Carlos Leon. She
has a 5-year-old son, Rocco, with husband of five years, filmmaker Guy Ritchie.