madonna we premiere gi Madonna reveals herself in 'Today' interviewMadonna has never been short for words. And the pop icon didn’t disappoint during an interview with “Today” on Wednesday (April 18).

Here’s a bit of what the Material Girl had to say about her life, family and music:

On the difficulty of her lifestyle: “To be a single mother of four and to work as much as I do, [I] live my life in kind of a metaphorical fishbowl. It’s pretty challenging. But so far I’ve survived with sanity and humor in tact.”

On what version of Madonna she’s like at home: “To my children, there’s mostly the one that comes home and says, ‘Have you done your homework?’ and ‘Why are you wearing that?’ and ‘Why did you say that?'”

On disciplining her children: “Honestly I don’t think I’m as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher. It’s hard though. It’s hard. Every day is a negotiation.”

On a recent photo in which her daughter Lourdes was caught smoking: “I don’t approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter.”

On her musical future: “I have stuff left to say…I still feel like expressing myself that way.”

Here’s the video…

Posted by:David Eckstein