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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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abby    

Unusual term of endearment.

242 days ago
92.

Arthur P. Kaske    

************

242 days ago
93.

Unkind Truth    

pleasestopthedumbsh*t you are a black dick lover....that's why you keep riding the jock.

242 days ago
94.

cindy    

I wonder what her Black adopted children think about that.

242 days ago
95.

BellaJ    

She looks like Christopher Walken in this picture!

242 days ago
96.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Poor Madonna. She used to be relevant, she used to be young, she used to be youthful but now she's got about 2 minutes of her 15 left, she's old enough to be a card-carrying AARP member, and she's about as dried up as stale piece of bread. But she can say N*GGA just like the cool black people. Except, who the hell would call their own kid a N*GGA??

242 days ago
97.

Dsmith    

I don't understand, black people can call people ***** all day long, but the first time a white person says something like that people freak!!!! Get ur feelings off ur shoulder!!!!!!!!!!!

242 days ago
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tmrice    

Being black myself I was in no way offended. To me it's all about context I don't care I'd white people use the term in a non offensive way. There really is a difference between it ending in an "a" and "er"

242 days ago
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jack    

I don't know why I'm not really bothered by this. Maybe it's because I hear it from every other human on the planet. So what's so wrong about the word when Madonna uses it?' Besides, Madge, "The Material girl, Madonna has been an Ambassador for just about every cause in America, so I now her hearts in the right place. And she's been around the world enough to know who's the best at what they do. Despite what she's been taught. And logically she really feels her son is "#disni**a". Whatever that might constitute in her mind. So come on M.M.M. You know better. And can do better. Peace.

242 days ago
100.

cristiana    

without makeup, she looks like a man!

242 days ago
101.

Unkind Truth    

Pleasestopthedumbshh just confessed to being the biggest punk ass bitch tonight. Let's give him a round of applause for admitting such a thing.

242 days ago
102.

DTD    

Wow! What a hag. How old is she now? 80 , 90?

242 days ago
103.

Brian    

She looks 70 in that photo. Yikes.

242 days ago
104.

Vote2012    

She needs to learn the law....only black people are allowed to use that word, she is the wrong color.

242 days ago
105.

Florida    

I'm white, best friends are black and Latin. We call each other ***** all the time. Old people need to know the N word does not mean the same thing as when they were kids

242 days ago
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