Rapper 50 Cent apologizes for ‘one time thing’ post about Madonna

NEW YORK — Rapper 50 Cent has apologized after publicly mocking Madonna’s “Come to Mama” music video and posing in a shoot with blackface, calling the pastime of blackface “despicable” but insisting he had…

Rapper 50 Cent apologizes for ‘one time thing’ post about Madonna

NEW YORK — Rapper 50 Cent has apologized after publicly mocking Madonna’s “Come to Mama” music video and posing in a shoot with blackface, calling the pastime of blackface “despicable” but insisting he had not intended to insult the singer in a post on Instagram.

On Tuesday, the “In Da Club” rapper posted pictures on Instagram in which he is posing with a group of men all wearing blackface while he superimposed Madonna’s face onto the black makeup.

He also pointedly captioned a photo: “Sorry … Its no big deal ..It’s a one time thing …I was gonna post this … but …”

In an Instagram post on Sunday, he also posted a picture of Madge and said: “you know a lot of you fellas had me crying ‘come to my room’…She’s no Armenian … she’s [the] reincarnation of queen peach who is out here doing what she do..really cool though.”

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, posted the post a day after posting another saying: “MADONNA FOR PRESIDENT!!!”

On Tuesday, he said he was sorry if anyone was offended by the photo shoot.

“I would like to apologize for any offense I have caused. While dressed in blackface, this was a shocking and inappropriate spoof on myself and I apologize if I have offended anyone,” he said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.

“I appreciate Madge for her forgiveness and take this as a lesson learned about the power of social media and my responsibility to be mindful and sensitive to the subject of racism.”

The rapper apologized in 2011 for calling Michael Jackson’s children “blood brothers” in tweets after Jackson’s death.

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