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Madonna

Calling My Son the N-Word Was ...

'A Term of Endearment'

1/18/2014 1:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118-madona-GettyMadonna says she had no idea people would take such offense over her use of the n-word yesterday -- even though at 55 she probably should.

Madge released a statement moments ago saying she's not a racist ... and her use of the hashtag "#disni**a" in reference to her son on Instagram Friday was not meant as a racial slur.

Madonna explains, "There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention ... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white."


Madonna adds, "I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me."

Translation: I should stay off Instagram.

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136.

Ladygoodman    

She thought it was hip because she used the ga ending to it instead of ger. Proving that at 50 the only hip thing she should be concerned with is not breaking hers.

255 days ago
137.

CardFan89    

Why is this old hag even still relevant?

255 days ago
138.

eugene    

***** pls

255 days ago
139.

Snow    

I don't think she's racist. I do think she needs to grow up. What kid wants to think their mother is trying to act the same age as them? The booze pictures, the language...it all oozes desperation to be on the friend level with her kid as opposed to being a role model and parent.

255 days ago
140.

dede    

The whole world needs to stay out of family matters. This is her family and others have no F****** say in how she speaks to her children. Maybe we should be looking in on how TMZ peoples family especially the one who just dropped out a kid. Her mouth is fairly loose. That way she lives in GB and not the USA where all the so called do gooders live.

255 days ago
141.

Double Bubble    

If everyone else in the music industry can say it in an loving way, then she can too
#she's my n*gga

255 days ago
142.

TJ    

Such an ugly woman~

255 days ago
143.

DenverDean    

She's covering for Rocco. Regardless, it was a dumb statement, but she did the right thing. M is hardly a racist.

255 days ago
144.

Coleoleo999    

She's gross and Rocco is ugly

255 days ago
145.

Cleveland    

Madonna is the least racest person in entertainment! Move on please, this story is dead

255 days ago
146.

That Guy    

we forgive you. you fugly old hagsbeen.

255 days ago
147.

k    

she is from DETROIT after all give woman a break

255 days ago
148.

GagasTootsieRoll    

This will be forgotten in days , meanwhile Paula Deen admits to using that word in the past and loses her television show and sponsors. There's a disconnect here ....

255 days ago
149.

woolly -Bear    

Boy she sure as S#IT has turned into a real Fair Ground Douche Bag for the last 35 yrs. What with those Ropey nasty arms and that Leather like face that's been pulled back so many times it's starting to look like an A$$HOLE., Straight - up POS.......................... ;) ;( ;p

255 days ago
150.

BSname    

She couldn't think of another appropriate endearing word for her child ?
Madonna, you are white, like I am. The safest course in life is to never use that word.

255 days ago
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