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Was Nicki Minaj Disrespecting Malcom X With Explicit Song Artwork?

Nicki Minaj is turning heads after releasing controversial artwork for her viral hit “Lookin A** Ni**a” off her upcoming her lp, “The Pink Print”. But now she apologizing for the post. Do you think she disrespected Malcom X? Peep the image inside.

“Artwork” for her new song displays an iconic image of Malcolm X holding a gun very similar to the gun Nicki is holding in her video, which you can see tomorrow on NewTube Thurday.

After receiving backlash from the community, including an official petition on Change.org Nicki Minaj has apologized and taken down the unofficial artwork. On Instagram she says:

“What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass Niggaz? Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued. The word “nigga” causes so much debate in our community while the “nigga” behavior gets praised and worship. Let’s not. Apologies again to his family. I have nothing but respect an adoration for u. The photo was removed hours ago. Thank you.” – Nicki Minaj

 

I can see how using X’s image in this way could take us two steps backwards as we attempt to preserve the legacy of an important figure in Black history. She uses the N word a thousand times in the song and sexually exploits herself.

In the single’s New artwork, the “Lookin A** N—-” most likely refers to those admiring (or hating) on Nicki’s body.

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Do you feel Nicki Minaj was wrong for using Malcom X’s image to promote her explicit song? Sound Off Below!

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