Madonna Says Nothing Brings Her 'More Happiness' Than Performing with Her Kids: 'Family of Artists'

The pop icon is mom to six kids — Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy, Stella and Estere

Madonna/Instagram Madonna with all six of her kids
Madonna/Instagram Madonna with all six of her kids

Madonna's tour is a full family affair.

In an interview with W. Magazine, the "Material Girl" singer, 65, spoke about her Celebration Tour, which concludes in the coming weeks with a few stops in South America. The show is a true spectacle and includes four of Madonna's six kids as they perform together on stage.

"When I go on tour, nothing brings me more happiness than to know we are all working on the same show, creating the magic together," the proud mom says. "It would be boring if they were just traveling from hotel to hotel, and occasionally coming to watch the show."

"Of course, I am their mother so sometimes we get on each other's nerves. We are a family of artists but we are also a family, and that's what happens."

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Related: Madonna's Daughter Mercy and Son David Show Off Their Musical Talents as They Join Mom on Stage in N.Y.C.

Madonna is mom to six kids — Lourdes, 27, Rocco, 23, David, 18, Mercy, 18, twins Stella and Estere, 11. Her son David and daughters Mercy, Stella and Estere joined her on stage for this tour.

At Madonna's N.Y.C. stop in January, the singer brought three of her six kids on stage with her. During a break in the show, Madonna's daughter Mercy took the stage, appearing behind a giant piano.

The teenager expertly played piano, completing a solo piece before launching into her mom's 1992 song "Bad Girl."

Asked about this moment in the show, Madonna tells W. Magazine, "I saw a strange, poetic juxtaposition of hedonism and exploration emerging into the light of Mercy, sitting stoically at her grand piano playing Chopin as she beckoned me towards her, making me think about the choices I have made in my life."

"Singing 'Bad Girl; was kind of my confession to her, and I felt we had an unspoken understanding of what was happening."

Later in the show, Madonna's son David sings with his mom and plays background guitar during 2003's "Mother and Father."

“'Mother and Father' is one of my favorite moments in the show because it gave me a chance to not only honor my mother and her memory but also to honor David’s mother and her memory," Madonna tells the outlet. "He has always wanted to sing and play guitar. He loves being on stage—this is nothing new. Much of the show is about motherhood, family, and the importance of that in my artistic life.

At one point, Madonna's daughter Estere also came out on stage and mimicked being a DJ while the stadium erupted into her 1990 hit "Vogue." The 11-year-old then danced for her mom and guest Kelly Ripa, ending with a death drop.

Ahead of the tour, the mom of six shared a photo to her Instagram Stories of Stella and Estere as they joined their mom backstage while she rehearsed for the Boston stop of her tour.

One of the twins sat on a red velvet bed, reading a book and kicking back her feet. Her sister sat on the ground next to her, reading and smiling at the camera.

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