Madonna reveals she wears grills because she wants to hide her teeth

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Madonna. Photographed by Mike Marsland
Madonna. Photographed by Mike Marsland
Mike Marsland

The 63-year-old pop superstar is regularly seen wearing jewellery over her gnashers and she's now opened up about why she decided to change up her look with customised mouth bling - admitting she worries her teeth don't look very nice. 

During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', she showed off her latest grill piece, telling the host, "I just got these new grills, and if I start lisping will you tell me?" 

Jimmy replied, "Ooh they're beautiful! I love them." 

READ MORE | Madonna doesn't want 'misogynistic men' making her biopic: 'No one's going to tell my story but me'

The 'Material Girl' singer then went on to explain she had the new grills made as a special birthday present for herself as she prepares to turn 64 on August 16.

"They're my 'birthday grills. It's almost my birthday, so I got myself a pair of grills," she added.

Do you have a story to share? Tell us here.

Sign up to W24's Newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways.

Madonna then told the host she has been wearing mouth jewellery for "decades" and explained the reason why she covers her teeth. She said, "People have a problem with my grills, I don't know why... I just like the way it looks - it's mouth jewellery - and I have really ugly teeth."

She also spoke about her fashion forward 16-year-old son David Banda, revealing he often gets inspiration from his mother's wardrobe. 

The singer said, "He can put on any outfit and look swag as 'you know what'. It's really irritating. He wears my clothes and looks better in them. He can even wear a dress and look butch."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Do you think it's important to get married in this day and age?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Yes, it's important in order to create a family unit and for companionship
23% - 1195 votes
Not at all. Being single is far more liberating
9% - 461 votes
There is no general answer to this, it's each to their own
49% - 2560 votes
Yes, society still frowns on unmarried people, especially women
1% - 68 votes
It depends on whether you are able to find a compatible partner
18% - 922 votes