Nicki Minaj Apologizes on Instagram Over Use of Malcom X Image with Racial Slur
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.13.2014
Minaj says she has a lot of respect for Malcom X…
Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram account and apologized for her use of a photo of Malcom X with a rifle in his hands juxtaposed with a racial slur from her new song, "Lookin' Ass Ni**a." You can check out her apology she posted on Instagram below.
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