What part of the game is that?!
Billionaire Madonna Leaves Her Brother Homeless In Michigan
Pop queen Madonna has legions of fans. But her estranged brother, Anthony Ciccone, isn’t one of them.
Ciccone, 56, is a homeless alcoholic who has lived on the freezing streets of Traverse City, Mich. For almost three years. And he’s stoking the family feud between him and his famous sister.
“Madonna doesn’t give a s-t if I’m dead or alive,” Ciccone told the Daily Mail. “She lives in her own world. I never loved her in the first place, she never loved me. We never loved each other.”
Ciccone spends his time drinking alcohol from paper bags, just 12 miles away from the Ciccone family Vineyard, where his father and step-mother live.
Sounds fawked up, but as always, there are three sides to every story. His, her, and the truth.
Neighbor Kathy Mateyer, who works in the Ciccone family vineyard’s winetasting room, tells a different story. In her eyes, Madonna and Anthony’s father is devastated by Anthony’s failure to get help for his alcoholism, and refuse to allow him back until he stops drinking.
“He would sneak into the cellars and he would lay on the floor, open up one of the big tanks, and drink the wine with a glass,” Meteyer said to the Mail. “They think [returning] would kill him. It already kind of has.”
Though it may sound as if Madonna, 54, is heartless when it comes to her older brother, the songstress, whose wealth recently reached the $1 billion mark, has apparently tried to reach out to Ciccone several times. Meteyer said the superstar paid for her brother’s rehab stints “several times.”
Can’t say that leaving a family member, much less a brother, out on the streets is “cool”. Then again, this guy does sound like degenerate junkie. What’s a billionaire to do?
Image via Facebook/Jeff Rayner