"She didn’t get that from me,” said Madonna in a recent interview on needing to be a tougher mom after seeing photos of her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes puffing on a cigarette. “I don’t smoke.”
People says Madonna is just like any other mother. She poses typical Mom questions like, "Have you done your homework?" and "Why are you wearing that?"
But being Madonna isn't easy, she said. Especially while raising a family of four as a single mom, living life in a kind of “metaphorical fish bowl” Madonna continued, “so far, I’ve survived with sanity and humor intact.”
That was, until, pictures surfaced of her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes smoking cigarettes.
In an interview with Harry Smith on NBC's "Rock Center." Madonna, 53, said seeing her daughter smoking was something she "wasn't very happy" about.
Reflecting on the incident, the Girl Gone Wild singer thinks she’s a tough mom, but maybe not tough enough.
“I think I need to be maybe tougher, but it’s hard, though. It’s hard. Every day is a negotiation,” she said. “Cigarette smoking,” however, she’s “not very fond of, for anyone. I don’t approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter.”
And yes, fans did see her smoking in her "Girl Gone Wild" video. But that's just an "accessory, Harry. There's a difference," she said. "(Lourdes) smoked that cigarette before I did that video."
Madonna said she knows what this may look like,WTVR reports, but it’s not quite a case of “do as I say, not as I do.”
“I don’t smoke,” Madonna added. "She didn’t get that from me.”
But Zap2it.com decided to see for themselves and posted results of their "how many pictures of Madonna smoking can we find in 5 minutes" self-challenge. "
Hint: She "accessorizes" a lot and has been for years," the site found.
Harry Smith’s full interview with Madonna, “Truth or Dare,” airs Wednesday, April 18 at 9p/8c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams, MSNBC reports.