While Madonna may be the Queen of Pop, the 56-year-old superstar is—first and foremost—a mother to her four children, Lourdes, Mercy, Rocco and David.
So, in addition to preparing for the release of her forthcoming album Rebel Heart, the singer is also busy making sure 18-year-old daughter Lourdes is taken care of during her first year of college at the University of Michigan (Madge's alma matter) and, as the best-selling recording artist admits, "I'm very mom."
"I'm very, you know, worried," the iconic performer told Today's Carson Daly when she stopped by the morning show to promote her upcoming record. "‘Are you OK? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right?' You know, I set up a humidifier in her room with eucalyptus oil. I was worried about the fact that she didn't have enough towels, Q-tips, you know."
Still, while she may be able to relate to the average college mom, the hitmaker does keep her distance in order to have the spotlight on her daughter.
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Asked whether she visits the university, the proud mama replied, "Of course" before admitting, "I'm not allowed at games. You think my daughter wants me at a game?"
Understandable. As for the advice she gave her daughter for college?
"Try to do everything in moderation," the 56-year-old singer admitted. "Try not to kill all your brain cells. And try to go to class."
Motherhood aside, the Material Girl will release her thirteenth studio album tomorrow, about three months after the album was leaked online by hackers.
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"I mean, it's a process," she said of the record debut. "Music is really personal to me. A lot of the stuff is out there that I had no intention of ever finishing. They're, like, scribbles on a pad. You know what I mean? It's unspeakably embarrassing."
In spite of the leak, an incident that Madonna referred to as a "form of terrorism," the album has received a stamp of approval from Madonna's children.
"[Lourdes] kept sending me text messages saying, ‘Mom, can you please text me the Diplo track?' I'm like, ‘The record's not out yet. No, I can't send it to you,'" she said, revealing her daughter calls the single "fire."
Of course, all the album talk called for a tequila shot as Madonna proposed a toast "to being rebellious and romantic."
Cheers to Rebel Heart—be sure to check out the full album tomorrow!