"Dad, I want to hear you rap right now!" she demanded.
Mark obliged, but not in the way Ella was hoping.
"I'm your 45-year-old father and I got to rap // and if you keep misbehaving I'm a give your behind a slap," Wahlberg rapped to Ella's dismay. "It's called a spanking // Later on in life you're gonna thank me // 'Cause all the advice that I'm giving you is good for you // and if not, your butt and behind is gonna be black and blue."
Mortified, the teenager signaled to her father to "cut it" by waving her hand in front of her throat.
"Don't cut it down," Wahlberg said. "We're giving you positive-encouragement raps. It's good information to help you behave, and then you're going to earn that phone back, girl."
The two-time Oscar nominee revealed that he recently disciplined Ella by taking her phone privileges away.
As the oldest of four (Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham are also parents to Michael,10, Brendan, 8, Grace, 6), Ella argued the fairness of her punishment.
"But my brothers or anything didn't lose their [iPad] when they were bad," Ella said.
"If I took their iPads they wouldn't care," Wahlberg explained. "They'd just go throw a ball or bounce their head off the wall and they'd still be happy. You live for the phone, so I got to get you where it counts, kid."