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Madonna is spending some time with her loved ones following her controversial use of the N-word.

The 55-year-old singer, along with family and close friends, celebrated her daughter Mercy's 8th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 18, E! News can exclusively confirm. This sighting of the Material Girl came shortly after she apologized for using the racial slur accompanying an Instagram photo of her 13-year-old son, Rocco.
Madonna, her sons Rocco and David, her daughter Lourdes, a few adult supervisors, several nannies and about 15 of Mercy's friends enjoyed a private pizza party at Serafina restaurant in New York City.

"Mercy was clearly having a ball," an eyewitness dished about the adorable 8-year-old.  "She was wearing a fancy little embellished dress with a white fur jacket. She and her friends were very giggly."
The group feasted on a variety of pies and Madonna treated herself to the restaurant's signature Tartufo Nero pizza, which has potatoes, robiola cheese and black truffles. Sounds absolutely delicious!
After eating birthday cake, Mercy stood next to her mother while she opened her presents and held them up so that the whole group could see the goodies.
"Mercy and her friends were especially giddy towards the end," the eyewitness added. "While waiting in line for the restroom they could be heard singing Miley Cyrus' ‘Wrecking Ball' at the top of their lungs. It was actually supercute."

Madonna, Rocco Ritchie, Instagram


After two hours, Madonna departed her daughter's party and the rest of the gang continued to revel in the festivities.
Earlier in the day, Madonna issued a statement responding to backlash for captioning a snapshot of Rocco boxing, "No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out!" along with the hashtag "#disni--a."
"I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram," the singer said. "It was not meant as a racial slur...I am not a racist."

She added: "There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention...It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white.  I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me."

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