January 19, 2014 1:14 am -

Madonna said she used the word as a “term of endearment” for her son.

On Friday night the singer posted a picture of her 13-year-old son Rocco boxing, and included the comment: “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out!” She then added “#disnigga”.

The singer quickly deleted the comment after Instagram users berated her for the use of the word, though she was initially defiant. But in a statement to the Associated Press on Saturday, Madonna said: “Forgive me.”

The statement 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. 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.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.