Timbaland is being attacked for posting a transphobic meme about Caitlyn Jenner on Facebook.
The 43-year-old rapper and producer, who has worked with everyone from Justin Timberlake (‘Cry Me A River’) and Madonna (‘4 Minutes’), has refused to respect Jenner after she came out on the cover of Vanity Fair.
He posted a screencap from 1988 film Coming To America, along with the words ‘His Momma Named Him Bruce, Imma Call Him Bruce’.
Timbaland received hundreds of angry comments supporting Jenner.
One said: ‘Timbaland I really used to like you. But this is just ignorant.
‘Your momma named you Timothy you dumb fuck but what do you go by? Stfu and get a life.’
And another added: ‘Disrespectful, and a true sign of how adults bully one another. Many adults wonder how they can keep kids from bullying one another, but don’t realize that adults do it every day. Show some class and take this down.’
Despite the backlash, Timbaland has refused to take it down.
On Twitter, he said: ‘alot of you guys. this is what happen. i saw a meme post and repost it cause i seen the movie in the post and thought that part of the movie was one of the funniest parts. and somebody decide to take out clay which was said in the movie and put bruce. thats it.’