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Madonna values kids' opinions

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Madonna values kids' opinions

Madonna always "follows the opinion" of her children.

The 56-year-old singer - who has daughters Lourdes, 18 and Mercy, nine, and sons Rocco, 14, and David, nine - plays her new music to her kids and knows they will always be honest enough to tell her if they don't like something.

She said: "I have asked their opinion. I always do it. They were with me a lot in the studio. I rely on their taste. I follow their opinion.

"They have good taste! But it doesn't mean they like every song. They have strong opinions."

Madonna has just released her 13th studio album 'Rebel Heart' and says the title reflects the two different aspects of her personality.

In an interview on Italian TV show 'Che Tempo Che Fa', she said: "Let me explain the title 'Rebel Heart' because there are two very strong sides of my personality: there's the rebellious side, the provocateur, the worrywart, the fear fighter and there's the romantic side, the one of me that makes me believe in true love. The album is an illustration and an expression of both sides of me."

Earlier this year, the world was rocked by a terrorist attack on the offices of a satirical Paris newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, and Madonna thinks the tragedy is forcing people to learn to be more tolerant.

She said: "I think that we always take the freedom for granted, even in America. So, I think what happened in Paris was a big wake-up call for the entire world. It makes us understand that we must be more tolerant one another. We have to try to understand the others and the differences."