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Madonna ‘sorry’ for posting N-word on social media

MOTHER AND SON: Madonna with Rocco Ritchie

POP ICON Madonna has had to apologise following her decision to post an image of her son with a caption containing the N-word.

The music queen, whose career has spanned decades with numerous image reinventions, issued a grovelling statement yesterday (Jan 19) calling for forgiveness over the “provocative word” she used to describe her white son Rocco Ritchie.

Madonna, 55, said: “I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram.

“It was not meant as a racial slur... I am not a racist.

“There's no way to defend the use of the word.”

She added: “It was all about intention... It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white.

I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologise if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.”

The offending post from the Like A Virgin star was in a caption below an image featuring her 13-year-old boy boxing, and it reads: “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disni**a”.

The post was soon deleted, but Madonna seemed unapologetic at first when she responded to criticism by imagining she has male genitalia, saying: “Ok let me start this again. #get off of my d**k haters!”

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