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Tearful Madonna dedicates song to Rocco at New Zealand show

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 6/03/2016 PETER SBLENDORIO

Madonna dedicated her love song "La Vie en Rose" to her son Rocco at the New Zealand concert. - Cam McLaren/Getty Images © Provided by New York Daily News Madonna dedicated her love song "La Vie en Rose" to her son Rocco at the New Zealand concert. - Cam McLaren/Getty Images Pop superstar Madonna was singing the blues at her Friday concert in New Zealand as she reminisced about her son amid a bitter, drawn-out custody war with ex-husband Guy Ritchie.

The "Like A Virgin" singer choked back tears at the Auckland show as she told audience members she missed her son Rocco — who ditched her Rebel Heart Tour in December to live with his father in London.

"There is no love stronger than a mother for her son," Madonna told the crowd in a clip obtained by TMZ. "If I talk about him too much I might cry."

She then emotionally dedicated her love song "La Vie en Rose" to the 15-year-old boy as the crowd urged her on.

"I hope he hears this somewhere and knows how much I miss him," she said.

Madonna has fought vigorously for Rocco to return to her Manhattan home, but his father has been adamant that the wayward teen remain across the pond with him.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan ordered Ritchie to send his son back to the United States in December, but the accomplished director refused the judge's plea.

On Wednesday, Kaplan agreed to let Rocco continue living with his dad until his parents settle their contentious custody battle, though she didn't rescind her December order that Rocco return to New York.

Madonna and Ritchie, who weren't on speaking terms for much of the feud, were apparently close to settling their difference and reaching a deal on Tuesday — but it fell apart.

"I'm still optimistic there will be a resolution since the parents are communicating directly with each other," Kaplan said.

Rocco, who prefers to remain in London, reportedly reached out to Madonna late last month to mediate the situation outside of court, and he wants her to loosen up should he return stateside.

"Guy is very relaxed, while Madonna is strict and regimented," a source told Us Weekly. "She is saying things will be different."

Madonna, who wraps up her Rebel Heart Tour on March 20, has regularly posted photos of Rocco on Instagram over the past three months to express how much she misses him.

psblendorio@nydailynews.com

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