Madonna Stands by Son Rocco Ritchie After Reported Arrest for Marijuana Possession

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"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," the singer said in a statement.

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

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

Said Madonna: "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 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 Sept. 28.

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