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Madonna stands by son Rocco Ritchie after reported arrest

In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo, musician Madonna poses for photographers at the World premiere of the Beatles documentary, "Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years," in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo, musician Madonna poses for photographers at the World premiere of the Beatles documentary, "Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years," in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.

Madonna released a statement to The Associated Press Wednesday 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 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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