Justin Timberlake found himself the target of widespread Twitter outrage this weekend when he allegedly sent Madonna a birthday tweet calling her his “mother chucking ninja.” Followers quickly pounced on him for his use of the phrase, which is sometimes understood as an alternate way of saying “mother f—ing n—a.”
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.”
As Grantland pointed out in 2012, “ninja” has been used in the past by other stars, too. Katy Perry, for example, substituted it when she covered Kanye West‘s “N—-s in Paris” during a Radio 1 performance that year.
No doubt because of the outrage, Timberlake deleted his birthday message to his “4 Minutes” duet partner Madonna, who turned 56 on Saturday, Aug. 16. One day later, he retweeted a message from Matt Morris about the events in Ferguson: “The world is watching #Ferguson. [And we pray.]“
- Thursday, August 21: Matt Nathanson 9:10pm ET
- Sunday, August 31: The Offspring 12am ET
- Sunday, August 31: Counting Crows 7:30pm ET
Many celebs have been challenged to participate in the ALS awareness campaign by dumping ice coldd water on their heads, and Justin is the latest.
so of course I resorted back to my 12 year old self on tuesday and got the essential nsync album! and have listened to it everyday since. I love the track listing. I honestly think they could have done a little more with the booklet but hey im not picky.
and all happened on NBC lol.
4 – d*** in a box
5 - 5. Justin took over the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with a greatest-hits medley and an all-too-brief reunion with those ‘N Sync guys he used to sing with.
Andrew Garfield admits he still gets nervous around celebrities.
The Spider-Man actor has appeared alongside several big names and always feels a bit overawed by them.
‘I’m constantly starstruck,’ says Andrew, 30.
‘I’m a boy from Surrey, England, and I have no idea what I’m doing in this world.
‘It never gets less weird. My life is a series of dodgy moments with famous people that I get awkward in front of.
‘With Justin Timberlake and Jamie [Foxx] I was that way, but it eases because then you realise they are just like you and me.’
Andrew, who is dating Emma Stone, had to become pretty comfortable with Justin as he had to yell at him in one of his favourite scenes ever.
‘It was fun smashing the computer in The Social Network, and to be able to scream at Justin Timberlake,’ Andrew tells The Sun.
‘That was kind of awesome.’