Justin Timberlake is in hot water after labelling Madonna as a “Mother Chucking Ninja” over Twitter over night, Gossip Cop reports.

The tweet has since been deleted, but it was up long enough to cause a stir.

To celebrate her 56th birthday, Timberlake tweeted, “A happiest of Bdays to my mother chucking ninja, @Madonna!! Hope you have a great one, M!” 

This didn’t go down well.

Apparently “Mother Chucking Ninja” is “code” for “Motherf**king n**ga”.

People took to social media to express their anger and disappointment over the tweet.

“I knew Justin Timberlake was getting too close for comfort with black culture but now he is saying ninja. #nosir,” tweeted one fan.

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“Get Justin Timberlake the f*ck out of here,” another tweeted.

“Justin Timberlake chose *this* week to call Madonna ‘my ninja’? I just can’t.”

The situation is exacerbated by the fact that there is a racially charged situation in Missouri at the moment involving the KKK.

The tweet has been deleted. 

Yikes.

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