(NEW YORK) — Madonna may be totally in control of her career, but she doesn’t have that same control over her teenage daughter. Last month, a picture of 15-year-old Lourdes smoking a cigarette popped up in the press, and in an interview that aired Wednesday night on NBC’s Rock Center, the superstar mom reveals her less-than-thrilled reaction.
Interviewer Harry Smith said that when he saw the photo, he asked himself, “How did Madonna react to that?” “She wasn’t happy,” Madonna replied. When Smith asked if Madonna is a “tough mom,” she admitted, “I think I am but honestly, I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be, maybe, tougher. It’s hard, every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking, I’m not very fond of. For anyone.”
When Smith pointed out that a recent video of Madonna shows her smoking a cigarette, she acted annoyed and said, “I don’t smoke! That’s just an accessory, Harry! There’s a difference!” Then she laughed and said Lourdes “smoked that cigarette before I did that video! So she didn’t get that from me, ok?”
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Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications