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Sunday 20 April 2014

Madonna apologises for racial slur

Madonna has said sorry for a racial slur she used on Instagram

Madonna has apologised for using a racial slur to refer to her white son on Instagram.

Last night, she posted a picture of her 13-year-old son Rocco boxing and used a hashtag that contained a variation of the n-word.

When fans objected, she defiantly called them haters, but in a statement today she was contrite, saying: "Forgive me."

Madonna said she is not a racist and did not mean to use the word as a slur but knows there is no way to defend its use. She said she used it as a term of endearment.

She said she apologises if it gave the wrong impression.

Besides Rocco, Madonna has three other children, including two black children adopted from the African nation Malawi.

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