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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.

Sean    

Is it me or is she starting to look like Hilary Clinton?

193 days ago
137.

PG    

I hate Madonna! But people should STOP apologizing because other people are too easily offended by stuff that is not meant to be offensive.

The same rules apply to everyone! If it's ok for blacks to use that word in a friendly way, then it's ok for whites to use it that way too. If you're offended by something that is not meant to offend somebody, it's your problem.

193 days ago
138.

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.

193 days ago
139.

CardFan89    

Why is this old hag even still relevant?

193 days ago
140.

eugene    

***** pls

193 days ago
141.

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.

193 days ago
142.

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.

193 days ago
143.

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

193 days ago
144.

TJ    

Such an ugly woman~

193 days ago
145.

DenverDean    

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

193 days ago
146.

Coleoleo999    

She's gross and Rocco is ugly

193 days ago
147.

Cleveland    

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

193 days ago
148.

That Guy    

we forgive you. you fugly old hagsbeen.

193 days ago
149.

k    

she is from DETROIT after all give woman a break

193 days ago
150.

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 ....

193 days ago
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