Sibling rivalry

Madonna’s kid brother slams her as ‘horrifying’

Madonna’s obnoxious kid bother is back and he’s spilled the tea again.

Nearly a decade after writing a tell-all book Life with My Sister Madonna, in which he painted the pop queen out to be an absolute monster, it looks like Christopher Ciccone has more to say about his famous older sister.

In the book, Ciccone basically accused the singer of being a money-hungry, youth-obsessed Kabbalah practitioner with horrible taste in men who treats everyone, even her closest friends, like complete shit and only cares about one thing: herself.

Related: Patti LuPone rips into Madonna, calling her Evita performance “a piece of sh*t”

Now, the 56-year-old interior designer, who art-directed Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour and directed her The Girlie Show Tour, says his 2008 tell-all book “destroyed” the sibling’s relationship.

Um, is anyone surprised?

Not only that, he says, but after their falling out, his “horrifying” sister tried to destroy his career.

Speaking to The Sun, Ciccone said: “When I got back to L.A. my 500 acquaintances suddenly turned out to be four friends.”

“She’s quite powerful in Los Angeles, in the industry. I was working in the industry doing music videos and tours and it was difficult to get work, if not impossible.”

He added: “Madonna likes to hold grudges.”

Sounds like it might run in the family.

Related: Sharon Stone reacts to Madonna calling her “horribly mediocre” with unbelievable class

Ciccone also said he doesn’t think the treatment he received was fair, and that the things he wrote really weren’t that bad. He could have written a much more “horrifying” book if he had wanted.

“I could have written that book, the book about how horrifying she is or can be, but I didn’t write that book. I was just looking for a little recognition for the work I’ve done for 20 years with her, that it wasn’t one person.”

Be he didn’t stop there. Ciccone also used his time on the soapbox to bash his sister’s live shows since she stopped asking for his creative input over 20 years ago.

“Her performance lost its theatricality to me and lost its connection to the audience,” he says. “That was disappointing. How many tours have there been since ’94? Five? It’s difficult to watch them because I know what she’s capable of.”

If this is Ciccone’s way of winning back his sister’s good graces, he may want to reconsider his approach.

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30 Comments

  • trusgold

    Madge nee to follow Elizabeth Taylor and age with grace not like a street punk

  • SactoMan

    What a horrible brother. We don’t get to pick out biological family….

  • Paco

    A life filled with jealousy must be terrible for the people living in the shadow of a famous sibling.

    It doesn’t matter if Madonna is filled with sweetness and light or is the devil. He needs to make his own way in life and not base his worth on his relationship with his successful sister.

    • ChrisK

      In the gay community its kind of like the relationship of Jesus to God.

    • pehrisisburning

      so true chris k

    • DuMaurier

      At least he’s not dealing with it like the star’s sister did in “The Bodyguard”.

  • ChrisK

    Sounds like someone is looking to boost book sales.

    If it wasn’t for your sister hotties would stop dating you and the A gays would stop inviting you to their swanky parties. He took full advantage of all that. Knowing him I’d say it’s about Madonna not sharing her fortune more.

    • Paco

      Crapping on her by writing a tell-all book to make a buck just shows that being “horrifying” is a family trait.

  • Spike

    Genetics. They are both horrible people.

    • Lazycrockett

      Exactly these two queens have been dragging each other since the 90’s.

  • Kieran

    Wow. He actually criticized “Icon Madonna”. Does this mean his gay card is now revoked?

  • Chevelter

    We pretty much already know that she treats everyone like complete shit and only cares about one thing: herself. Don’t we?

  • nitejonboy

    Well you can kinda tell she’s a horrible person already. I wouldn’t be surprised if everything in the book is true. I haven’t liked her music in 20 years. I’m surprised she’s still at it, does anyone pay attention to her anymore ?? Hasn’t her time gone ?

    • Jack Meoff

      The only reason she is still touring is because she is rich enough to bank roll her own shows. Her music doesn’t get played on the radio much these days and I don’t know anyone who buys her music any more so I don’t know how she is making any money.

    • Brian

      You don’t know how she is making any money? You think musicians are actually still making money from record sales? That is hilarious.

      Madonna has $1.3 billion in ticket sales for her tours. THAT is how she makes her money.

    • batesmotel

      Her live shows bring in the millions more than any other artist, so yeah people do go to see her shows even if they don’t buy her records. But they want her to do the classics, not the new stuff.

  • Curtispsf

    It wouldn’t surprise me if that attention whore Madonna egged her brother on to ridicule her just to get MORE attention.

  • Jaxton

    Madonna looks more and more like a drag queen every day. Someone give her a mirror and some Dramamine.

  • prarie pup

    I’m always taken aback when people air their dirty laundry in public, like guests on the Jerry Springer show; have they no dignity? To air someone else’s dirty laundry just to make a buck, in my opinion, slides towards the despicable.

    Madonna haters don’t care about that kind of stuff; no matter what is said about her–good, bad or indifferent–they’ll never like her. His book changed nothing.

    Madonna’s die-hard fans don’t care about that stuff either. Similar to those who worship Orange Hitler/Comrade Trump and his regime, Queen M can do no wrong. Even when she’s as wrong as wrong can be–couldn’t be wronger–they will worship her just the same.

    What? Does Mr. Cicconne think her fans haven’t figured out by now that she’s a dick? Madonna is obnoxious and self-centered? You don’t say? What gave it away? Her 25 years of obnoxious self-centeredness? They love her anyway because they love the PUBLIC, PERFORMING Madonna; they don’t much care how she behaves at home. It’s not she’s gonna have them over to watch “Game of Thrones” while braiding each others’ hair.

    He is right about one thing: The Girlie Show was the best, most theatrical concert I’ve ever seen and nothing she’s done since has come close to it.

    • msc1208

      I am convinced the reason that a lot of her fans stand by her no matter how awful she can be (hydrangeas anyone?) is because they relate to that kind of behavior. I am not saying all of them – I even liked her back when she still had talent – But a majority are exactly like her – without the fame and millions.

  • atrocchia

    MDNA and Rebel Heart are s— albums.

  • DCguy

    “”“She’s quite powerful in Los Angeles, in the industry. I was working in the industry doing music videos and tours and it was difficult to get work, if not impossible.””
    ———————-

    Is Madonna powerful enough to make nobody hire you….or did they just not want you to write a tell all book about them too?

    • prarie pup

      I think it was probably a little of both; who wants to hire a potential rat?

  • He BGB

    She’s a leo, center of the world, sign of the sun and the king of the jungle. Doesn’t mean she’s a nice person. The whole family is probably “horrifying”. Everything he said above had proved to be true. But he’s a jerk, too by taking the low road.

  • He BGB

    Money hungry check
    Youth obsessed check
    Horrible taste in men check
    Treats everyone like sh** check
    Only cares about herself check…

  • Captain Obvious

    The person who said they’re both working together on this hit the nail on the head. It’s free publicity and money for both of them.

    The only losers are the ones who buy into it and make them even more money.

    • Brian

      You really think Madonna needs to have her brother say fake mean things about her to get publicity? Where have you been the past 35 years?

      Also, his book came out many, many years ago. He’s already made whatever money he’s going to make off of it, anything in the future will just be pocket change.

  • batesmotel

    I like Madonna, but let’s be realistic here, there is no doubt that at this point most of the world knows she’s also a royal pain in the —. He’s no saint either though. And he was right about something, as great of a stage performer she is, her more recent efforts seem to have lost that magic she once exuded.

  • o.codone

    Madonna, like Jesus’ mother? Who is she? I’ve never heard even one thing she did. That I’ve ever been aware of anyway.

    • prarie pup

      You’ve never heard “Vogue” or “Borderline” or heard of anyone referred to as “the Material Girl?” C’mon bro. My neighbor’s parents are visiting. They’re in their 70’s and have lived their entire lives in Madagascar….THEY’VE heard of Madonna.

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