Madonna Says She’s ‘Struggling’ To Understand ‘How To Be A Mother’ And Have A Career

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64-year-old pop icon Madonna says she is struggling to understand how to be a mother and have a career.

Madonna said, “Growing up with a mother like me is a challenge. It has been the most difficult, the hardest battle.”

She is a mom to six children: Lourdes Leon, 26, Rocco Ritchie, 22, David Banda Ciccone, 17, Mercy James Ciccone, 16, and 10-year-old twins Estere and Stelle Ciccone.

Madonna continued, “Today, I am still struggling to understand how to be a mother and do my job. Because, whoever you are, having children and raising them is a work of art.”

“And no one gives you a manual. You have to learn from your mistakes. It is a profession that requires a lot of time. And it’s exhausting because there’s no downtime.”

Madonna will be touring in North America and Europe. She will perform shows in 35 cities, showcasing four decades of her music.

She has made the news because of some racy photos and video posts.

50 Cent commented, “Yo, this is the funniest s*** LOL,” the rapper wrote in response to one of Madonna’s photos.

He said, “That’s Madonna under the bed trying to do like a virgin at 63. She shot out if she doesn’t get her old a** up,”

The rapper continued, “I hope she didn’t make her kids take this picture. LOL at 63, somebody tells her to chill out, please.”

Madonna followed with, “Here is 50 Cent pretending to be my friend,” alongside a photo of the two singers hugging each other.

“Now you have decided to talk smack about me. I guess your new career is getting attention by trying to humiliate others on social media. The least elevated choice you could make as an artist and an adult.”