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Madonna Interview By: Meredith Vieira

Madonna Interview By: Meredith Vieira

Apparently, the father of adopted 13-month-old David Banda from Malawi (Yohane Banda) turned down financial aid from Madonna:

  • On David’s father turning down financial aid: “When I met (Yohane), I said I would be happy to … to bring (David) back to your village and help you financially raise him. And he said no … I think he truly felt in his heart of hearts that – and who knows if he was telling me the truth – that he would have a better life with me. So, when he said no, that was my sign that it was my responsibility to look after him.”
  • On doing things over again if she had to: “I mean, if you would have asked me a week ago when I was in…the depths of my depression, and just feeling so sad about the state of the world and how negative everybody was, I probably would have said no. But if you ask me today, I would say yes.”
  • On raising David as a Christian, since that’s how he’s been raised: “I believe in Jesus and I study Kabbalah. So, I don’t see why he can’t too. The essence of the Kabbalah is the teachings of Jesus. You know, love your neighbor as yourself. If David decides he wants to be a Christian, then so be it. Studying Kabbalah doesn’t mean you can’t be a Christian or a Buddhist or a Muslim or a Jew or whatever.”
  • On David’s personality: “He’s got a terrible temper. He’s very flirtatious. And he’s hysterically funny.”

Watch the video after the jump!

Madonna interview by: Meredith Vieira
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  • Rachel

    Flirtatious? How can a 13-month-old baby be flirtatious? That is absolutely strange.

  • Crumb

    That woman reduces everything to sex.

  • mom

    when visiting the zoo you are supposed to stay on the other side of the fence. no hard feelings but why just 1 when the are millions.

  • anonymous

    you mean to tell me you’ve never seen baby’s be flirtatious……all my friends little boys when there babies flirt with girls. meaning they get all smiley and hide there faces and laugh alot at pretty girls……..i can’t imagine you’ve never heard anyone say that before.

  • ambre

    “mom” you’re horrible!

  • JT

    PEOPLE!!!…open your mind. She’s doing a wonderful thing.