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Cher thinks Chaz Bono is a smart girl, err, boy!

November 2, 2010 | 12:07 pm

Cher at the Golden Globes 2010 Looks as if working the "Burlesque" promo circuit has Cher opening up more than a cancan skirt.

The singer speaks out about her daughter Chastity Bono, who last year underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a man -- Chaz.

"If I woke up tomorrow in a guy's body, I would just kick and scream and cry and ... rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am -- a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn't imagine it," the legendary performer tells Vanity Fair.

"She's a very smart girl -- boy! This is where I get into trouble ... I still don’t remember to call her 'him.' "

Cher is aware of what being a show-business mother cost her. She answered honestly when asked if, try as she might, her children are still angry over her shortcomings as a parent.

"I think Chaz is pretty much finished with it, and I think Elijah has a little longer to go, but they both really love me a lot. But it's hard," she said.

"So your kids pay. I did the best I could do, and yet it was definitely lacking."

This interview certainly wasn't. Tell us your thoughts on Cher's sharing in the comments section below.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Cher at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January in Beverly Hills. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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