Justin Timblerlake took to Twitter over the weekend to wish Madonna a happy 94th birthday* when he erred and referred to her as his “mother chucking ninja.” Uh oh.
The tweet, since deleted after a wee bit of an uproar read, “A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, @Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!”
In case you didn’t know, the word “ninja” and “ni–er” have been used interchangeably by some of late.
Naturally some people on Twitter did not appreciate this reference…
I just ended my relationship w/Justin. //RT JustinTimberlake:"A HAPPIEST of Bdays2my mother chucking ninja, madonna!! Hope u have a great1!"
— GG (@GenuineGem4REAL) August 16, 2014
Not cool that Justin Timberlake referred to Madonna as his "mother chucking ninja." How many moms need to get chucked before we get serious?
— Craig S. (@YUCKYBOT) August 17, 2014
Justin Timberlake chose *this* week to call Madonna "my ninja"? I just can't.
— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) August 16, 2014
Justin Timberlake called Madonna his ninja..well you know how she refer to her kids..they def say it to each other
— Hambone (@Menphyel7) August 16, 2014
"Mother chucking ninja" Get Justin Timberlake the fuck out of here.
— Marvelous Sugar Baby (@DiovanniFrazier) August 16, 2014
Of course there were also responses like this…
what's the problem with Justin Timberlake saying "ninja"?
— Jason Waterfalls (@PacmanJonez) August 16, 2014
Oh Jason… some day you’ll properly learn how to join in on a Twitter lynching.
And then, naturally, it went this direction…
When JT referred to Madonna as his ninja, maybe he meant a weird old turtle that was better in the 80's @jtimberlake
— Carlos G (@carlosgertrude) August 17, 2014
So yeah, good times to be had all around.
*Madonna actually turned 56 over the weekend. My bad. I was just guesstimating.
Justin Timberlake image by Antonio Scorza/Shutterstock