Justin Timberlake is accused of racism after he sent Madonna a birthday tweet

Justin Timberlake is accused of racism after he sent Madonna a birthday tweet calling her his “mother chucking ninja”. He is at the centre of a huge Twitter storm, due to his tweet that sparked outrage.

The problem is that “mother chucking ninja” is is known as an alternative way of saying “mother f***ing n***a.” And it doesn’t matter that Justin Timberlake clearly wanted to be funny and not racist.

This is a very sensitive topic, especially now, given the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where African-American teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by police on August 9.

A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, @Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake deleted the tweet and he later retweeted a message about the events in Ferguson: “The world is watching #Ferguson. [And we pray.]”