"If she continues to date all these much younger guys, it could start to look creepy," the New York Daily News quoted Ciccone as saying. "But I think that a lot of Madonna's emotional needs are met by taking care of her children. These boyfriends must really be like a kind of distraction for her. She certainly isn't following societal values, but then again my sister never has and probably never will either," Ciccone said.
However, he highly praised the music icon on her parenting skills. Lourdes, Madonna's 14-year-old daughter with ex Carlos Leon, "has turned out really well. I'm sure her mother is very proud of her," he said. Ciccone also offered up praise of his sister's career while criticizing Lady Gaga.
"I can see a lot of my sister's influence in what Lady Gaga is doing today. It's like 'Madonna on speed' actually," he said, explaining that Gaga is talented but sometimes "goes too far with her costumes and persona," he said. "Madonna was a genius at changing her image into something that her fans could identify with and replicate if they wanted," Ciccone added.