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Sorry: Madonna Apologizes For Using N-Word

Published: Saturday 18th Jan 2014 by Sam
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Over the years, Madonna‘s racy antics have been rendered even more so due to her unapologetic stance. However, it appears the Pop princess isn’t afraid of saying “sorry” when the occasion calls for it.

After causing furore last night following an Instagram picture which saw her use the “N-Word”, the singer has released a statement denouncing her actions.

Madonna’s apology after the jump…

“I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram.

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 apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.”

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While we wildly doubt Madge is racist, one thing is certain — she is 100% out of touch. Granted the embarrassing yoga-moves she calls choreography confirmed this long-ago, her actions last night cemented it.

What else – beyond an overt desire to fit in with the “cool kids” – would possess a 55-year-old caucasian woman to use a word so soaked in a history of hate? Worse still, during a week that has seen such history spotlighted  by the success narrative of  ’12 Years A Slave’.  There’s just no excuse.

Beyond being woefully ill-advised, it just confirms that – like her latest music – her Madgesty may well be “past it”.

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  1. Yolo January 18, 2014

    Lool! She knew exactly what to expect by using that word. Calculated PR move.

  2. mrs. stephy tha lambily January 18, 2014

    I still love Madonna. Also, Sam thanks for favoring my tweet on twitter. Love you boo

  3. SMH January 18, 2014

    she has 2 black kids that i am now sure she calls “n*****” too smh…and then she calls those that disagree w/ her using the word “haters”? really?

  4. opd2 January 18, 2014

    we all know that she isn’t racist, but Madge came and did what she was out to do, with that comment some attention now off to the next.

  5. Touché January 18, 2014

    Not clever in the least bit. Most people knew exactly why she did it.

  6. Unbiased January 18, 2014

    Madonna knew what she was doing, but I’m glad she didn’t go the Paula Deen route. Never thought I ‘d see her apologizing for anything lol

  7. mrs. stephy tha lambily January 18, 2014

    Madonna is so smart. Racists are retarded people that get no high out of life.

    Madonna is love. She is nothing but love. The woman is love.

    Stop making a big thing out of a little thing…

    • Michelle May 4, 2014

      Wow. “Retarded?” Really? Why do you hate retarded people? The word “retarded” is not interchangeable with “stupid.”

  8. JOHNVIDAL January 18, 2014

    Madonna girl: your publicity stunts are not daring or interesting anymore. We know you´re not racist and we know how you start a new era, it´s clear a new one is coming. Just release good music this time and it will be ok hun 🙂

  9. Kitty January 18, 2014

    She’s clearly not racist, she’s done more to help the children of Africa then even Oprah and she even has a black daughter. people need to stop getting so offended over a stupid word. we as black people should be more offended that our own people are killing each other off everyday, or that black kids and teens are dropping out of school and selling drugs to other blacks. but yet people get offend when someone uses “n****” we need to get it together.

  10. My Forehead Tho January 18, 2014

    She shouldn’t apologize because she wasn’t in the wrong.

    Everybody should be allowed to use a word or no one should.

  11. Funkyyall January 18, 2014

    Madonna is a c***.

  12. SLAY_HIVE January 18, 2014

    This old washed up white b**** just needs attention. Artists with no actual talent (Rihanna) have to drum up scandal and publictiy to get people to pay attention!

    She needs to hang it up and realize that she had her time! using a deragotory term, will only hurt her career instead of help. See paula deen

  13. Sam January 18, 2014

    Princess? Try QUEEN. Y’all know Madonna is far from racist so move on to real news. If Rihanna said this nobody would think twice. It’s a horrible word and nobody should use it…. Black or white. Rappers seem to think it’s ok and it’s not

  14. Realest January 18, 2014

    I still f*** with Madonna. She said what she said, I don’t really care. It irks me more when seeing black teens/young adults/grown ups on the block or on public transportation using nigha every other word in their sentence.. Nigha this.. My nihga that.. Nigha, nigha, nigha…and I hear that ALMOST DAILY here in NYC. I don’t see white ppl calling other whites “honky” or Asians calling eachother “chinks” or Hispanics “spicks”… Black ppl we need to do MUCH, MUCH better instead of the idiotic ploy of “well if your black you can sound ignorant as f*** and aay nigha all you want but others cant”.. It’s pretty pathetic actually. We need to do better

  15. Realest January 18, 2014

    And FYI Madonna has done/said MUCH MUCH more controversial sh*t than say the word nigha, and her career has remain unbothered (see highest grossing female of 2913 receipt) You think her majority fan base (gays, queens, white folks) give a flying f*ck if she uses a word they prolly hear black folks say (whether in the streets or some rapper talking nonsense) all the time? Puh-lease…

  16. Kareem Williams January 18, 2014

    Well at the end of the day, she was talking about her son. Think about that for a minute.

  17. My Forehead Tho January 18, 2014

    In 2014, the term “n****” when used in the right context is used as a term of endearment.

    It’s slang .

    The word is synonymous with words like “man”, “dude”, and “guy”.

    Other than her race, I’d like to hear why so many people are against her using the word?

  18. jmoore January 18, 2014

    @TGJ I totally agree… she is way too old to even play the “N” word game. Madonna is always trying to push buttons and be cool…why cant she just except the fact that her hey day is over she is no doubt one of the best to ever do it…now go some where and sit down and enjoy your legacy!!! she is a mess!

  19. NT January 18, 2014

    i’m black , i know she’s not racist , i think that the word should just be gotten rid of because it’s unfair for me to call another black person it , then get offended when a non-black person ( mainly white person ) says it.

  20. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* January 18, 2014

    I agree With @Sam Tbh.

  21. Bri Bri January 18, 2014

    Chill The F*** Out People! U Know As Well As I That Everyone Is Guilty Of Using Derrogatory Words. She’s Human, She Had A Slip Up! It Was Not In Hate, So Quit Making Into Hate. Get Real F*** Tards, And Focus On Something Else. U Haters Can’t Get Her On Being The Top…. So Dont Try To Undermine Her In this Irrelevant Way. Geez! Get F****** Real Already! I’m So Over Anyone Talking S*** About Madonna.

  22. Mark111 January 18, 2014

    I Don’t like the old hag, but either she did it for attention or she meant no harm. We have to understand that this new generation, that word does not have the same meaning. I wish NO ONE uses it, but what can we say when a top 10 hit was called “N***** in Paris”? But on the same coin, Eminem can say the F word all day long, yet Kobe and everyone else gets grilled. These double standards has to come to an end.

  23. OLI Jay January 18, 2014

    I stan for Madonna fan than Gaga !!!

  24. Dhobauti Alubue January 18, 2014

    ..still love Madonna. If she was racist, she wouldnt hire black producers, rappers and adopt black kids from Africa.

    Move on…

  25. molly January 18, 2014

    why? i dont see an issue with it tbh.

  26. molly January 18, 2014

    its obvious madonna isnt racist.

  27. Yulanda January 18, 2014

    Black people shouldn’t use it if they don’t want anyone else to use it. Period.

  28. Beyi Minaj January 18, 2014

    Why Eminem can use it????? 🙁

  29. Wow January 18, 2014

    The impact…of Queen of Pop.

  30. Farsha January 18, 2014

    Oh come on … I SERIOUSLY thing all of you need to reevaluate the situation, I not for one second heard any criticism when many rappers such as Drake use the N word … words are only as powerful as you make them, don’t make this into a dramatic situation that it’s not supposed to be.

  31. Common Sense January 18, 2014

    Yoga moves aren’t choreography but Gaga making shapes with her fingers is? LOL SMH!

  32. FAF January 18, 2014

    How do we KNOW she’s not racist ? No one is in her head and racism can be embedded so much in a person that they do it innately

  33. Shaquanna January 18, 2014

    People who criticize Madonna above about a word that African-Americans use as part of everyday talk & rap music are liars and phony hypocrites !!!!!

  34. Grow Up Morons January 18, 2014

    Just because of 1 word she put on the Instagram as hashtag and you guys are going gaga about it.

    LOL…please.

  35. Yawnnnnnnzzzzzzz January 18, 2014

    Yes… Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay_z…are all racists, too.

    😆

  36. Suicide Blonde January 18, 2014

    I’m glad she apologized, in the past she wouldn’t give a f***, this a good thing coming from her, i get it, only black people can use that word, one thing tho, us white people don’t call ourselves White Trash, also notice, how the n**** word is censored while the word white trash remains the same, mmm.

  37. RoyalKev January 18, 2014

    I’m shocked, Madonna said sorry! Wow, the world must be coming to an end soon! For once she’s actually not trying to get away with something… Then again, let me not be too hasty! I’ll wait until the month finishes, she may have a new single title N*****.

  38. mrs. stephy tha lambily January 18, 2014

    Mr. Blondie, “White Trash” is a phrase not a single word.

    Love you babe!

  39. Sandra January 18, 2014

    @Common sense
    Neither Madonna’s yoga moves or lady gaga making shapes with her fingers are real dancing or choreography. Neither of them can dance, madonna is slightly better than lady gaga though

  40. tits mcgee January 18, 2014

    LMAO @RoyalKev! Everything you wrote sounds about right! @Sam’s write is on point, also.

  41. Sandra January 18, 2014

    It doesn’t matter that she apologized, the damage is already there. She has used a racist word and that makes her a racist. She is disgusting to use a racist word when she has black children. I don’t care if she did it for attention or not, things like this should not be tolerated. I hope there’ll be a boycott of her music.

  42. Lovebird January 18, 2014

    Sooooo….when is The album coming out because we all know this is what it’s all about.

  43. Lovebird January 18, 2014

    Frankly I hope Madonna gets in really big s*** for this; just so Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus do not use the same publicity stunt and think an apology will solve it all.

    I still love my Madge tho, it’s just the principle.

  44. Titi January 18, 2014

    Madonna needs to act her age. She is old enough to know better than to use that word. She did this for publicity and “shock” value. She’s such a megalomaniac.

  45. Slayretha Franklin January 18, 2014

    She needs to grow up! She is 55 yrs old and certainly can remember a time when the N word was a derogatory racial slur. How is she sorry when after people confronted her she says suck my d*** haters?? The sad thing is young people worship talentless attention whores like her.

  46. JOSE January 18, 2014

    This old loose b*tch knew what she was doing.

    “everybody wants to be a n*gga but nobody wants to be a n*gga”

    Paul Mooney said it best! white people are always trying to copy everything we do. just like they did with rock and roll, imitators!

  47. Just Sayin January 18, 2014

    White trash is not a word, its a term. Does that make it ok? No. But N***** comes from much deeper routes than simply calling someone white trash

  48. Paulie :-) January 18, 2014

    OMG people need to grow up. I mean it’s just a word, the only people that CAN and SHOULD get offended by the N word are people who do not use it FULL STOP. If y’all don’t like it being said then don’t use it to your friends. JESUS it should be offensive when ANYBODY uses it, not when Y’ALL CHOOSE it to be. Myself I DETEST this word, I DETEST it in movies, I DETEST it in music and I DETEST it when friends use it. It offends me so much, AND I’m Caucasian. I don’t like why it was used in the first place and I don’t like why it’s used now. It’s B*******….. But I mean it doesn’t need to be said from anyone. PERIOD.

  49. FutureCIARA January 18, 2014

    Ofcourse she apologized!!

    And the GP will forget it ever happened in a few short months, because consumers have a very short attention span! That is FACT!!

  50. Moveon January 18, 2014

    Beyonce is white. Rihanna is black.

  51. Janice January 18, 2014

    Actually, Rihanna says the N word on Love Allowed.

  52. thatoneguy January 18, 2014

    So then…I guess Jay-Z, Kanye, and almost every other rapper should think about changing their lyrics since N***** is so offensive. Or is everyone still stuck on the belief that only white people aren’t allowed to say it? What a joke…

  53. yep January 18, 2014

    Agreed!

  54. LOL January 18, 2014

    YOU ALL NEED TO STFU JUST LIKE THIS OLD B****.

    WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT, REPEAT, NOT ALLOWED TO USE THAT WORD. PERIOD, END OF DISCUSSION.

    I DON’T GIVE A DAMN HOW MANY BLACK PEOPLE USE IT.

    IF YOU’RE NOT BLACK, YOU CAN’T USE IT, POINT BLANK.

    SO WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO SIT AND STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT OK FOR YOU TO USE IT BECAUSE YOU CAN’T, POINT BLANK.

    AND THIS RACIST CORPSE CAN GO STRAIGHT TO HELL WITH THE REST OF HER DEAD CAREER.

  55. LOL January 18, 2014

    YOU ALL NEED TO STFU JUST LIKE THIS OLD B****.

    WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT, REPEAT, NOT ALLOWED TO USE THAT WORD. PERIOD, END OF DISCUSSION. AND
    I DON’T GIVE A DAMN HOW MANY BLACK PEOPLE USE IT.

    IF YOU’RE NOT BLACK, YOU CAN’T USE IT, POINT BLANK.

    SO WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO SIT AND STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT OK FOR YOU TO USE IT BECAUSE YOU CAN’T, POINT BLANK.

    AND THIS RACIST CORPSE CAN GO STRAIGHT TO HELL WITH THE REST OF HER DEAD CAREER.

  56. LOL January 18, 2014

    JUST BECAUSE WE KNOW WHY THIS ANCIENT HASBEEN USED IT DOESN’T EXCUSE IT.

    THAT WORD NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF WHITE PEOPLE’S MOUTHS, PERIOD.

    IT WILL NE-VER BE OKAY FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO USE IT, I DON’T CARE IF EVERY BLACK PERSON ON THE PLANET USES IT.

    AND IF YOU CAN’T COMPREHEND WHY YOU CAN’T USE IT, THEN YOU’RE AN EVEN BIGGER IDIOT THAN MADONNASAUR.

  57. LOL January 18, 2014

    PAULA DEAN GOT RIPPED A NEW ONE FOR USING IT, SO THIS PREHISTORIC S*** DESERVES TO GET RIPPED TWO NEW ONES.

  58. Anne January 18, 2014

    Well first off like I said, I HATE that word and I wish people of all races would just STOP using it regardless of the circumstances or manner of use. The word just involves too much pain to be okay to use in any manner by any person. That being said I will not hold it against Madonna and will forgive her because she called a white person the n-word in a
    non-stereotypical, non-racist, and non-discriminatory manner. I’m not saying it was okay, I think she was wrong to use it and doesn’t need to do these type of attention seeking stunts, it’s pretty ridiculous. However, it’s forgivable and she has earned her position as the reigning QOP. I don’t like the stunt but this doesn’t change how I feel about her in general.

  59. LOL January 18, 2014

    WHITE PEOPLE CANT USE IT. PERIOD, END OF DISCUSSION.

  60. LOL January 18, 2014

    CLEARLY YOU’RE NOT BLACK IF U THINK THIS B.I.T.C.H. SHOULD BE FORGIVEN & HER RACISM OVERLOOKED. SHE DOESN’T GET A PASS JUST BECAUSE SHE’S MADONNA.

  61. MISHKA January 18, 2014

    Nobody thinks Madonna is racist. She apologised so case closed.

    To a certain point, we will have to feel sorry for white folks SMH. Y’all just CAN’T use the N-word in public. Not today, Not tomorrow.

    Latinos, asians, your mixed children, your black adopted children can get a pass, but just not white people. Please, let it go.

  62. LOL January 18, 2014

    FIGURES HER BRAINDEAD FANS WOULD DEFEND HER.

    DO YOU PEOPLE THINK THE JEWS WOULD LET HER GET AWAY WITH IT IF SHE SAID AN ANTI SEMETIC SLUR?

  63. GagaRules January 18, 2014

    Eff this old bytch. They crucified Janet Jackson for showing a body part, this old bytch needs to be stoned for being racist.

  64. Greg January 19, 2014

    Well she suppose to come out with another damn album, so as the attention old hore she is, she figured let me reference the N word esp. on Dr. King week, and start some s***. Get everyone talking then drop my album.

  65. Greg January 19, 2014

    On the side note, It’s also crazy how some ppl will say, white ppl can not say the N word or reference it at all but black ppl can do as they please with the word. Yet you go to a hip hip concert where the majority of the fans is full of white ppl singing along too N lyrics. Black artist on stage yells, “Everybody say, F dat N…….., now drop the mothaF…. beat!

  66. XtinaTheDiva January 19, 2014

    Omg, judging by the hysterical comments Madonna has reached her goal again.

  67. AMMIE LEANN January 19, 2014

    Old hag better keep touring to keep that cash coming, cause all her singles will flop harder that a break falling from heaven.

  68. Agad January 20, 2014

    Someone needs a new keyboard. Caps lock is broken.

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