Tick Tock. Tick Tock. Tick Tock.
Time was ticking when the alarm sounded off after some fans on social media got a hold of a birthday greeting sent by Justin Timberlake to his 4 Minutes To Save The World duet alum-chum: Madonna, 56, celebrating her birthday this weekend [August 16, 2014].
In the sentiment, Timberlake referred to Madonna as his “mother chucking ninja” via a tweet that reportedly read: “A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, @Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!”
Having all but 4-minutes to save himself after getting called out on it, the post was quickly deleted.
Although seemingly harmless, (and despite the recent release of the new Ninja Turtles movie) people of the Information Age in since social media decided that other than that (or use of the word “ninja” to insult someone who’s just all over the place/doing too much); “ninja” was derogatory (in the context that Timberlake sent it in especially on the heels of the Mike Brown/Ferguson tragedy that as a result, has made social media very much an ultra-sensitive environment right about now).
This was decided upon when in 2012, Grantland.com pointed out the word “ninja” as being used by stars in the past, e.g., Katy Perry having substituted “ninja” for n!@@a when during her 2012 Radio One performance-she covered Kanye West’s song (actually titled) “N!@@a’s in Paris.”
Users fell down on Timberlake responding with tweets like:
“I just ended my relationship w/Justin”
“Get Justin Timberlake the f^(k out of here”
“Justin Timberlake chose *this* week to call Madonna ‘my ninja’?” one wrote. “I just can’t.”
It was just a few months ago, that she was involved in a bit of a social media pound-down and had to do a bit of her own stickin’ and movin’ when she posted a pic of her son Rocco boxing and proceeding the caption the pic: “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disnigga.”
After the backlash however, the typical brazen pop queen wasted no time sending an apology to whoever was offended.
This weekend however, having celebrated her birthday, the “Material Girl” was in no way apologetic when around the eve of it [her 56th birth day]-she posted a crotch selfie of herself in—material alright: black lace panties-thank ya very much.
Here of late, all roads lead to Madonna by just typing #unapologeticbitch via Instagram-and wel, you’ll discover for yourself-she means it.