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Justin Timberlake blasted for using perceived racial slur

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

Justin Timberlake blasted for using perceived racial slur

Justin Timberlake performs at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 10, 2013.  ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )
Justin Timberlake performs at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 10, 2013. ( Yong Kim / Staff Photographer )

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.

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