LONDON, Nov 29 — To the world, she may be a pop icon, but to her son, Madonna is just plain, old embarrassing mum.
In a sign of true teenage angst, Rocco Ritchie reportedly took to Instagram to say that he was “so glad” he didn’t live with his mother anymore.
According to Daily Mail, the 16-year-old took a dig at his famous mum after she posted a video of herself, her 11-year-old son David and 10-year-old daughter Mercy participating in the viral mannequin challenge in the dining room of their New York home.
In the clip, which has since been deleted, the 58-year-old singer kept her face frozen with food hanging from her mouth.
Daily Mail said that Rocco allegedly left a comment stating: “So glad I don’t live there anymore.”
It’s been a rocky year for the mother and son.
Ritchie was reportedly arrested for possession of marijuana in London in September.
His mother said in a statement on November 23 that she plans to stick by his side.
“I love my son very much,” the pop icon was quoted by the Associated Press as saying.
“I will do whatever I can to give him the support that he needs, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”
Ritchie currently lives in London with his father, British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, his wife Jacqui Ainsley and three half-siblings.
He was the subject of a bitter custody battle between his parents earlier this year, but appeared to have made peace with each other when Madonna travelled to London to help him begin his new school term.