Gina Rodriguez has offered an apology and feels remorse after singing along to a Fugees song. Picture: AP

Actress Gina Rodriguez has landed herself in hot water for an Instagram Story video where she was singing to a Fugees song and used the N-word on Tuesday. 

In the video, Rodriguez is busy getting her hair and makeup done with the Fugees' "Ready or Not " playing in the background. 

The "Jane the Virgin" star then sings along Lauryn Hill's verse when she raps "believe me, fronting n****s give me heebie-jeebies".

Tweeps weren't surprised that Rodriguez was comfortable using the N-word as a non-Black Latin person who has had a history of anti-Black sentiments. 

Following the backlash, Rodriguez issued a video apology which didn't go down well.

Rodriguez then issued a statement on her Instagram page: "In song or in real life, the words that I spoke, should not have been spoken. I grew up loving the Fugees and Lauryn Hill. I thoughtlessly sang along to the lyrics of a favorite song, and even worse, I posted it. The word I sang, carries with it a legacy of hurt and pain that I cannot even imagine. 

"Whatever consequences I face for my actions today, none will be more hurtful than the personal remorse I feel. 

"Watching my own video playing back at me, has shaken me to my core. It is humiliating that this has to be a public lesson but it is indeed a much deserved lesson. I feel so deeply protective and responsible to the community of color but I have let this community down. 

"I have some serious learning and growing to do and I am so deeply sorry for the pain I have caused."