Madonna’s attempts to adopt four-year-old Mercy from Malawi took another kick in the nuts when the girl’s father appeared on The Early Show to say he plans to raise Mercy. People reports:
“I want to take care of her, and I’m capable of taking care of my baby,” James Kambewa told CBS’s The Early Show in an interview to air Monday, the same day the court will hear Madonna’s appeal of the rejected adoption.
“Mercy, she is a Malawian, so [I] need her to grow as a Malawian … with our culture,” he said.
The hearing in Madonna’s appeal case will be led by the head of the judiciary in Malawi. The southern African country’s High Court had previously rejected her application to adopt Mercy Chifundo James.
In his interview, Kambewa tells The Early Show that he’s never met his daughter and has only seen her “in newspapers and TV, not face to face.”
Jesus. At this point, the only thing worse that can happen is David Banda telling Madonna makes him wear a tuxedo at home and call her “Massa’.” While tap-dancing.