With friends like that: Madonna embarrasses President Obama by urging Americans to vote for the 'Black Muslim'
13:53 GMT, 26 September 2012
She's no stranger to causing controversy with her comments.
But on Wednesday, Madonna was forced to come forward and explain herself after she called President Barack
Obama a 'black muslim' during a concert on Monday.
A video clip posted on YouTube by
audience members at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington captured
the 54-year-old singer delivering a rousing, profanity-laced political
speech about freedom during her show on Monday.
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Scruffy style: Madonna was seen dressed in a bright purple tracksuit a grey scarf and a baseball cap in New York last night
'Now, it's so amazing and incredible
to think that we have an African-American in the White House … we have
a black Muslim in the White House … it means there is hope in this
country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man.'
Obama, who is campaigning to be re-elected on November 6, is widely known to be a practicing Christian.
But on Wednesday, Madonna issued a statement saying her reference to Obama's religion was facetious.
Is that a napkin Madonna's boyfriend Brahim appeared somewhat camera shy and instead of wearing his beanie hat he just hid under it
What a cutie: Maddona's youngest Mercy appeared in good spirits and smiled as she followed her family home
'I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I
know Obama is not a Muslim – though I know that plenty of people in this
country think he is. And what if he were'
'The point I was making is that a
good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don't care what
religion Obama is – nor should anyone else in America.'
And as she stepped out amid the controversy in New York on Wednesday night, Madonna did her best to keep her head down.
The singer was seen
completely covered up in a bright purple tracksuit as she headed back to
her hotel following the night out.
He's all white: David, seven, opted for a summery look dressed in head-to-toe white
Her dressed down ensemble consisted
off the loose-fitting sportswear, a flat-peaked baseball cap, a grey
scarf and a pair of flip flops, giving her a rather scruffy appearance.
Madonna was seen with her toyboy boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, 25, and her two youngest children Mercy, six, and David, seven.
Brahim appeared to be a little camera shy and instead of wearing his
beanie hat on his head he simply held it up to his face to hide under
Backtracking: On Monday night Madonna told the crowd that Obama was a 'black Muslim', in fact the president is a Christian
David also seemed a little bashful and had a baseball cap pulled down over his face.
Mercy looked adorable with a cream headband in her hair, matching her top.
The little girl flashed a big smile as she followed her family home.