Madonna admits she got it all wrong when she preached about being a MATERIAL GIRL.

The pop superstar is now a follower of mystical Jewish teachings the Kabbalah, which rejects the pursuit of material possessions - but she insists its not fair to accuse her of confusing fans with mixed messages, because she was confused as well.

She says, "Life is a paradox. To tell people that the material world isn't important is upsetting because we've all bought into this idea, and it seems like I'm criticising people.

"AIl I'm saying is that it took me a very long time to grow up and realise how myopic my world was, and I'm just sharing my story."