Nicki Minaj Apologizes For “Lookin’ A** N***” Artwork

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Nicki Minaj released a new video for her song “Lookin Ass N****.” She got some back lash for the cover art featuring Malcolm X holding a shotgun. She kinda sorta apologized for art work, but some people felt it wasn’t sincere enough.

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“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’ A** N***az’]? 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’ A** N***az’] and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!!”

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

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She took time to apologize to her fans and the Malcolm X which does sound a little bit more sincere. She writes that she ”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 [‘n***a’] causes so much debate in our community while the  [‘n***a’] 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 called in to the Angie Martinez SHow on Hot 97 in New York to explain the “Lookin’ Ass N****”

“There’s so many records that come out daily, and they’re bashing females. And I feel like I’m in a position to put out a record to empower women in our way…we never get a chance to talk crazy. We don’t always want to tell you “I love you…”

…Someone sent me that picture..it was almost parallel. He has a big gun and he’s ready to shoot at a ‘lookin ass [bleep]‘. This is one of the most memorable people in black history who voiced his opinion no matter what…I definitely didn’t want to offend his legacy.”

Watch the full video below.

How do you feel about this situation? Is America over reacting? Is is it still too soon?

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