Madonna‘s stepmother, Joan Ciccone, has publicly blasted the music diva in the press for not supporting her dear old dad, Tony Ciccone.
Madonna‘s stepmom claims that the Material Girl wasn’t willing to give up any of her cash to help her 70-year-old father, even though Dad was on the verge of losing his home and business, PageSix.com reports.
Tony is attempting to make a go of a small vineyard in Suttons Bay, Mich., having left Detroit–and his former position as a car designer–to do so.
According to Britain’s Sunday People magazine, things got so bad for the pop star’s father that he was receiving state benefits despite his famous daughter’s immense wealth.
Tony never asked for his daughter’s help and said on record to Sunday People only that, “What she does and how she decides to treat people is up to her.”
Although Madonna and her father have had a strained relationship in the past (“I hated my father for a long time,” Madonna was once quoted), many felt the bonds were tightened when Tony and Madonna appeared together on stage during 1990’s Blond Ambition tour. Apparently not.