Madonna Is a Strict Mom, Says Son Rocco

Madonna a Strict Mom, Says Rocco
From left: Rocco Ritchie, Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres
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10/24/2012 AT 11:45 AM EDT

Mother knows best. Just ask 12-year-old Rocco Ritchie.

As part of his mom Madonna's MDNA tour, "I dance," Rocco – whose dad is director Guy Ritchie – tells Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing next Monday.

"Is your mother strict? Is she a good mother?" the host asks, with Rocco's mom standing right there.

"Um, yeah, she's a good mother," he replies, "but yeah, yeah."

"But she's what?" Madonna wants to know.

Says a slyly confident Rocco: "She's a good mother. Yes. That's all I have to say. She's very strict, but in a good way."

"How cool," says DeGeneres, outfitted in the same bustier as Madonna. "You're on tour with your mother. She can't be that strict … What about when she flashed herself and stuff. How do you feel about that?"

"I actually don't see that," Rocco responds as he closes his eyes (this makes Madonna laugh).

"He's underneath the stage busy, doing things," says his mom.

"Good. That's best," determines DeGeneres.

As part of his appearance on the show with his mother – and the effort to raise awareness and $10,000 for breast cancer research – Rocco agrees to participate in a dunk tank on the Ellen set. To see what happens, watch the video below.

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