Timberlake accused of racism

Singer Justin Timberlake has come under fire for using a perceived racial slur while wishing Madonna a happy birthday.

The Suit & Tie hitmaker posted a message to the 56 year old over the weekend reading, "A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!"

After spotting the post, fans took to the social media site to blast Timberlake for using the phrase, which reportedly substitutes, "motherf..king n..ga."

One fan wrote, "I knew Justin Timberlake was getting too close for comfort with black culture but now he is saying ninja. nosir."

Another added, "Get Justin Timberlake the f..k out of here."

Timberlake has since deleted the message.

The West Australian

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