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Madonna stands by son Rocco Ritchie after reported marijuana arrest

Published 24/11/2016

Madonna called the September arrest 'a family matter' (AP)
Madonna called the September arrest 'a family matter' (AP)

Madonna says she is supporting her son Rocco Ritchie after reports surfaced that the 16-year-old was arrested for possession of marijuana in London.

The singer released a statement to The Associated Press calling the September arrest "a family matter".

She said: "I love my son very much. I will do whatever I can to give him the support that he needs, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this time."

Rocco was the subject of a months-long custody dispute between Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie. The couple divorced in 2008. They finally agreed in September to allow Rocco to continue living with his father in London.

According to a report in The Sun newspaper, Rocco was arrested on September 28.

AP

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