Madonna releases statement following her teenage son’s cannabis arrest

Rocco Ritchie, 16, was reportedly arrested in London during September

Madonna has responded to reports that her son was arrested in September for possession of cannabis.

Reports surfaced on Wednesday (November 23), alleging that Rocco, 16 (pictured below), was detained in London on September 28 after police found cannabis in his rucksack.

The singer has since released a statement to The Associated Press, which seemingly confirms the reports while calling the situation a “family matter”.

“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,” Madonna said in the statement.

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A Scotland Yard spokesman has said: “A 16-year-old has been arrested for possession of cannabis. He was bailed and dealt with by Camden Borough’s Youth Offending Team.”

Rocco Ritchie is the singer’s son with ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie. The couple divorced in 2008.

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