Madonna's 24-year old boyfriend Brahim Zaibat may be in hot water with the pop star after giving an interview to OK! Magazine. While the dancer flattered himself plenty, he didn't come across as terribly impressed with his 53-year-old girlfriend.
We're hoping some of his eyebrow-raising quotes (republished on celebitchy.com) can be chalked up to bad translation -- and the fact that he was not alive when Madonna was at the height of her musical superstardom.
It is not the kind of music I [prioritize] in my iPod, Zaibat reportedly told OK! about his girlfriend's extensive repetoire. But like everyone else, I know her hit songs.
He seems to prefer to focus on their shared passion for dance -- perhaps because he can feel superior to her there.
Madonna has always been passionate about [dance] Brahim told OK!. Her childhood dream was to become a dancer. It gives us one more thing in common.
One more thing, eh?
The May-December couple does appear to have an inflated ego in common.
When I was younger, I had a number of female conquests, Zaibat said The dance helped me a lot.
I am a dancer first, he continued. I have not yet shown the world the extent of my talent.
For her part, Madonna doesn't appear to have any grand expectations of the yearlong romance, admitting in a recent Nightline interview (recapped by the Daily Mail) that she doesn't want to go it alone, even if Mr. Right doesn't exist.
I don't want to live my life on my own. I love being a mother. My children fill me up in many ways, and inspire me in many ways, but I need a partner in my life and I think most people feel that way, Madonna said in the Nightline interview, calling herself the easy one in her current relationship: I go home and wash my face and put on my sweatpants and say please rub my feet, and he says, No, you rub my feet.
In an earlier conversation with Graham Norton at the London premiere of W.E., she talked of managing expectations.
If you're a romantic like me, and every girl I know is, every girl wants to be swept off her feet by a knight in shining armour. Unfortunately we're raised on those fairy tales.
Even if we are sophisticated, educated, intelligent, evolved human beings, we like to think in the back of our minds that Mr Right is going to sweep us off our feet and take us into the sunset, and we're going to live happily ever after.
A man who refuses to rub your feet if probably not going to sweep you off them. Perhaps it's time for Madonna to move on?