Justin Timberlake Calls Madonna His “Mother Chucking Ninja” — Sparks Outrage
To celebrate her 56th birthday over the weekend, Timberlake tweeted, “A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, @Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!”
This did not go over well. The “mother chucking ninja” phrase is an occasional stand-in for “motherf*cking n**ga.”
Twitter users expressed outrage and disappointment over Timberlake’s use of the words. “I knew Justin Timberlake was getting too close for comfort with black culture but now he is saying ninja. #nosir,” wrote one fan. Another person tweeted, “Get Justin Timberlake the f*ck out of here.”
“Justin Timberlake chose *this* week to call Madonna ‘my ninja’? I just can’t,” said a different fan, alluding to the racially charged situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
Timberlake deleted the tweet. Earlier this year, Madonna referred to her son Rocco as a “n**ga” in an Instagram post, later apologizing.