Madonna isn't afraid to turn 50 this August. "I think people are surprised I'm still around!" the pop star tells Entertainment Tonight. "When I started out, people said I would last a week."
The always-evolving singer admits that even today she has a hard time figuring out how to describe herself. "I think I'm many things."
And what sort of things does the Material Girl liken herself to? "I think I'm a lady, I think I'm a brat, I think I'm a nerd, I think I'm a pimp, I think I'm a mother, I think I'm a kid."
She adds, "I can't be a brat forever! But that was fun, it was fun being a brat. I've got my cheeky side."
The married mother of three also talks openly about raising her children: Lourdes, 11, Rocco, 7 and two-year-old David Banda. "I'm very keen on manners, like 'Please' and 'Thank you.' I like the children to pick up their bedrooms, get clothes off the floor, excuse themselves from the dinner table, they even wash dishes. They do have chores around the house!"
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But, that doesn't always mean they act like perfect angels. "I sometimes do a double-take when I look at Lourdes. She is just like me at that age; however, I never talked back to my father. My daughter has overlooked that!"
For the complete interview with Madonna, check out tonight's ET.