Nicki Minaj was quick to defend her use of the most powerful image of Malcolm X known to the public. In case you’ve been off the grid for the last 24 hours, Nicki slayed the blogs with a hard track dubbed “Lookin’ Ass N*gga.” And, for the the cover she plastered her title on the image of Malcolm peering outside the window with a loaded gun in his hand.
Almost instantly, she was blasted on social media by a number of different groups and concerned citizens. She let the people talk for a while , but fired back on Instagram earlier today. To back that up, Minaj called into Angie Martinez today to speak on the matter. During their conversation, Nicki did apologize for offending people but made it clear that she didn’t mean to disrespect the African American leader. Also, so promised that her new mixtape and upcoming album were coming this year. Finally, she deaded any Drake-beef rumors and said that he told her to get on the “Danny Glover” remix.
Listen to the audio below…
Nicki wrote on Instagram:
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 youFollow
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