Madonna Apologizes for Photoshopped MLK and Mandela Photos

She says she’s sorry.

The Internet took notice on Friday when Madonna posted a series of doctored images of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Bob Marley on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote her new album, Rebel Heart.

In a statement released late Friday night, Madonna apologized for the photos, saying she didn’t mean any harm.

Madonna Causes Internet Furor Over MLK and Nelson Mandela Photos

Nothing like a social media controversy to start off the new year.

In a series of Photoshopped Instagrams, Madonna seemingly compares herself to Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Bob Marley.

More specifically, she has compared her “#rebelheart” to theirs by transposing her album artwork – which features her face crossed with black cording of some kind – onto their faces.

Bob Marley's Daughter Helping Jamaican Team Reach World Cup Dream

No, this isn’t the plot of a Disney movie – at least not yet. But, somewhere, a screenwriter is probably getting ready to type the opening scene.

Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella is helping the Jamaican national women’s soccer team raise money so it can go to the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Rolling Stone reports.

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Portraits of Elvis, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain and More Rock Stars If They'd Lived to a Ripe Old Age

What would Kurt Cobain look like today? How about Jimi Hendrix? That was the question Sachs Media Group recently asked of photo restoration and manipulation company PhoJoe: The end result is this series of hypothetically-aged portraits of deceased musicians. Enjoy the twinge of nostalgia, then tell us – what do you speculate each of these musicians would be doing right now?

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Snoop Dogg Changes His Name to Snoop Lion

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Snoop Lion.

Yes, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg has renamed himself after he says he underwent a spiritual and artistic rebirth in Jamaica.

While recording his album Reincarnated in the Caribbean country, he developed a traditional reggae style. The result is a three-part project: a reggae album, documentary and coffee-table photo book, all under the name of Snoop Lion.

Idol's Fantasia Writes Song for Teen Moms

DEDICATED: American Idol champ Fantasia Barrino is singling out young mothers on one of the tracks off her new album, Free Yourself. The recently minted 20-year-old star said the song “Baby Mama” is for teenage moms struggling to support themselves and their children, the Associated Press reports. Some critics have complained that the song condones having children out of wedlock, but Barrino, who has a 3-year-old daughter herself, said that is not the case. “If I could have waited, I would have,” she said.

Marley Honored With Star

Reggae legend Bob Marley was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, reports the Associated Press. Rita Marley, the widow of the influential musician, who died from cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, was on hand for the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, which took place on what would have been Marley’s 56th birthday. “We give thanks to all the people who made this possible,” she told members of the crowd (who waved Jamaican flags) with son Robert and daughter Stephanie by her side.