Justin Timberlake tip-toed the “Oh no he di’n’t!” line today when wishing that decrepit ol’ biddie Madonna a happy 56th birthday. The entertainer drew the ire of Black Twitter when he hopped on the social network and referred to Madge as his “mother chucking ninja.”
Ninja., the safer way to say “n*gga” without saying “n*gga,” commonly seen on hypebeast message boards and in Instagram captions used by white teenage girls.
The tweet was quickly deleted, but the damage has already been done.
Maybe that’s just how Madonna and JT get down as friends, even though they’re old enough to know and do better. Or maybe not. This is the same Madonna who called her white son a “n*gga” while being the adoptive parent of two black children. But perhaps both stars were given the all important “n*gga pass” Gwyneth Paltrow got from Kanye. Who knows.