Date: 28th March 2003
MADONNA was accused of kidnapping her own daughter from school by another parent who didn’t recognise her.
Madge had just dyed her familiar blonde hair brown and was picking up Lourdes in Los Angeles.
She made the confession when she was asked about the last time she went unrecognised. The Queen of Pop said: “When I went to my daughter’s school the other day to pick her up. I hadn’t been brunette for long.
“Someone stopped me and went, ‘Where’s her mother?’ They thought I was kidnapping my daughter.”
In an exclusive interview with music mag Q, out this week, Madonna said she can’t wait to return to the UK because she and hubby GUY RITCHIE find the US a yawn.
She says: “The irony of all that stuff coming out about me supposedly slagging off England is that all I’ve done since we’ve been here is say to Guy, ‘Let’s go back to England — it’s so boring over here’.
“I love my Mini Cooper. I was too scared to drive a big car in London, the roads are so narrow and I’m always afraid I’m going to hit people on both sides.”
The mum-of-two also spoke of her love for her film director hubby. She said: “Before I met Guy, I really had my head up my ass as far as relationships go.
“I wasn’t a very giving person. Having children, really falling in love, head and shoulders, it changes you. There’s no time for nonsense.
“When nitwits go on about how, ‘We’re so in love’ I think, yeah, right. Wait till you’ve been with them for four years.
“I felt I knew what love was when I was married for the first time. That’s the other dream I’ve woken out of. Love isn’t what you think it is.
Giving just for the sake of giving, and not getting anything in return, that’s what I’ve come to understand unconditional love as.
“It’s not just a crush, it’s not something you can have fun with, it’s not simply feeling sexually attracted to someone or digging what they do. It’s so much more.”
Madge, in LA to appear in TV comedy Will & Grace, said she was sceptical about manufactured pop.
She said: “I came up before the time of svengalis holding massive talent searches, finding a girl that looks right and can carry a tune, then figuring a way to market her.
“I’m not saying those girls can’t grow into something, but I really don’t know where we’re going with the world. Everything’s becoming so homogenised.
“All everyone is obsessed about now is being a celebrity. That’s bulls***.
“You get slapped enough times and you realise you’ve been a buffoon and an idiot. And I was a buffoon and an idiot until the age of 40.”
Source: Press Release