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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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Kimberly    

Yet Another example of her HUGE ego that she Believes she exempt from sensitivity because of her name. You are a badly aging, white, privileged woman. What about being Any of those things leads you to feel Justified about using such a word for Any reason, leave alone for endearment?? I am mom to an african/american/british//german..., daughter and i would NEVER think to use language created and used out of hate, as an expression of love. You just KEEP showing us Who you Really Are, ugly.

247 days ago
122.

L.    

Look - if she said "*****" that is something I have heard countless black people call each other when they are referring to each other as friends. It does NOT carry the same meaning as "******" which is a racist, horrible word, so everyone needs to chill out.

247 days ago
123.

Pam    

Anxious to see if she receives same punishment as other white people who used that word, I have several biracial family members,I do not like hearing this word used by anyone regsrdless of their race! Will their be a protest? Will Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson come at her as they did Paula Dean?? I think they should!!

247 days ago
124.

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Many African-Americans use the N-word multiple times per day.
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Just watch YouTube.

247 days ago
125.

Poeticvictims    

I don't see the big deal, all English wanna-bes use the word Nig-ga as a term if endearment, hell, the queen does around saying "dis nig-ga" all the time! In madonnas household that's how you show your love, and in turn his nick name for her is "aged cracker has been whore" it's ALL out of love people

247 days ago
126.

CremeBrulee    

What does she call her son when she's pissed at him? Hitler?

247 days ago
127.

tucker    

She's become a walking SNL skit.

247 days ago
128.

Lovin life!!!    

The bitch is ugly anyway

247 days ago
129.

Kookla    

Yeah you dumb hoe its an endearment alright. Calling your white child a slave name. Where's the endearment here again????

247 days ago
130.

m    

I thought Madonna has a proper English now. Is that a term if endearment in England now??

247 days ago
131.

RaineeDrops    

Her sense of humor and her mouth has always been so peculiar and off.

She only does things to be brass for attention and media stirring, all self promotion in a way to get her name out there, she was always the type that any attention even if negative she'd take as long as she was getting attention.

She and Elton John both just have nasty mouths and say offensive things yet they don't think they are offensive.

Not to offend British but maybe they get away with more there and are cruder? I don't know.

British comedy theater used to be pretty crude.

247 days ago
132.

RaineeDrops    

My question would be, do you call your daughter a w.hore as a term of endearment? Would you like to be called a vile name by Elton John then he laughs it off saying "oh it was just a term of endearment."

Self awareness, have some, try some.

Taste your words before you speak them.

247 days ago
133.

D.Tidrow    

She think she is larger then life! Shut up Madonna and register for aarp!

247 days ago
134.

Sean    

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

247 days ago
135.

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.

247 days ago
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