01/18/2014 01:36 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Madonna Drops The N-Bomb On Instagram, Apologizes (UPDATE)


Madonna is in hot water after dropping the N-bomb in an Instagram caption yesterday (Jan. 17).

The singer posted a photo of her 13-year-old son Rocco boxing and captioned it: "No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disni--a," reports TMZ. Her over one million followers soon took to comment on her use of the offensive term, which prompted Madge to take down the troublesome photo.

But leave it to Madonna to stand up to her critics: Not long after, she posted the same photo with a different, more combative caption: "Ok let me start this again. #get off of my dick haters!"

This isn't the first time Madonna has received flack for posting a photo of her teenage son. Earlier this month, the 55-year-old posted a photo of underage Rocco surrounded by liquor bottles. After her many critics voiced their disdain, Madonna fought back on Instagram, according to Us Weekly, writing: "No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgement!"

UPDATE: Madonna has apologized for her use of the N-word, telling E! News in a statement: "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."

She added: "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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