Justin Timberlake Caught up in ‘N Word’ Scandal

Photo Credit: Instagram
Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Singer Justin Timberlake is no stranger to controversy, but he’s probably regretting ever tweeting what he did several hours ago.

Apparently Justin decided to tweet Madonna happy birthday but his choice to refer to her as a “ninja” didn’t sit well with a lot of people. Especially since “ninja” is often the word used to replace the “N” word in rap music.

US Weekly writes:

The tweet, which has since been deleted, reportedly read: “A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, @Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!”

Users took him to task immediately after it was posted, responding with tweets like, “I just ended my relationship w/Justin,” and “Get Justin Timberlake the f–k out of here.” Some seemed to point out the unfortunate timing of his tweet, given the situation in Ferguson, Mo.

“Justin Timberlake chose *this* week to call Madonna ‘my ninja’?” one wrote. “I just can’t.”



Madonna herself is no stranger to the “N” word controversy considering she caught backlash several months ago for calling her black son the “N” word on Instagram.


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    1. LOL. Me too. No black person should ever give a white person a hood pass. They will never be black and they need to always understand that.

  1. This is what happens when we let white people get too comfortable. Just because you hang around black people i.e. Timbaland,his entire band is black and black people like you doesn’t give you a pass!

  2. I bet him and Madonna sit around and call each other n-ggas all day. And they think that sh-t is hip too.

    1. You know it! My sister has a white friend who’s boyfriend and baby’s father is black and she said something so out of line once on ig. I had to check that a$$ real fast.

  3. How stupid. He’s been in the game long enough to know better. But I’m sure all his white brothers and and sisters don’t see the big deal as usual since most of them use the real N Word themselves on a daily basis.

  4. Somewhere along the line folks had this fool believing he earned a pass, and now he done took it to the head! I swear, if Eminem comes through with some sh-t like this…I’m done!

  5. This is why I don’t support culture vultures. They will steal your people’s music and sound to get ahead and at the end of the day they don’t respect your people’s struggles. They mock you when they think you aren’t paying attention.

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