Madonna’s son David Banda has had numerous memorable moments documented on Instagram, from enjoying the “freeing” experience of wearing a dress to channeling Freddie Mercury during a living room performance.
And 15-year-old David landed another moment in the spotlight on Sunday, when his pop icon mother shared footage of him getting his first piercing.
Documenting the outing, David said as he sat in the back of a vehicle with friends: “We’re going to get my ears pierced. It’s going to be an interesting experience… It’s going to be fun.”
On arriving at the studio where the piercing would take place, David said to his friends: “I’m not nervous—I don’t do nervous. I’m excited.”
As he sat in the piercer’s chair in the leadup to the procedure, David was seen shaking his head to psych himself up and letting out a playful dog growl.
David Banda appeared not to flinch as a decorative stud was injected into his ear lobe, later saying to the camera: “That wasn’t that bad.”
In May, mother-of-six Madonna proudly shared video footage of David modeling a white silk Mae Couture dress as he walked around the family home.
With 1990s Snap! classic “The Power” ringing out as soundtrack, the teen was seen making his way through the hallways of the palatial home.
Once he arrived in the kitchen, David said of his experience: “I low-key like wearing… like, it’s so freeing, you know what I mean?”
Captioning the clip, Madonna was the ultimate proud mother, as she wrote: “Confidence is Everything………. #davidbanda @mae_couture #snap.”
Days later, David showed he’d inherited Madonna’s love of performing, as he channeled late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury while singing along to the band’s classic track “Another One Bites the Dust.”
Clutching a microphone, David was shown sporting a jeweled armband, a bracelet and a wig as he danced his way around the living room and belted out portions of the enduring song’s catchy lyrics.
Madonna, who adopted David from his native Malawi in 2006 when he was 13 months old, has previously shared that she has the most in common with the teen of all of her six children.
“What he has more than anything is focus and determination,” she told British Vogue in a 2019 interview. “I’m pretty sure he got it from me.”
She went on: “He’s the one I have the most in common with. I feel like he gets me; he has more of my DNA than any of my children so far. Let’s see what happens—it’s still early days for everyone.”
Madonna also has daughter Lourdes Leon, 24, from her relationship with Carlos Leon, and son Rocco Ritchie, 20, from her marriage to Guy Ritchie.
Her other children were also adopted from the south-east African nation of Malawi—daughter Mercy James, 15, and twins Stella and Estere, 8.