Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Using Malcolm X As Single Cover
Nicki Minaj’s new single “Looking A** N****” has landed her in trouble since she debuted the single’s cover, which featured the famous photo of civil rights activist Malcolm X holding a rifle while peeking out of a window. Moments after the photo was uploaded, people were not pleased and petitioned that the artist have it removed.
Nicki Minaj obliged and took it down, and then released this statement:
“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 N****z? 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 N****z 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 “n****” causes so much debate in our community while the “n****” 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.”
The original photo of Malcolm holding the gun was originally published in Ebony Magazine and the message that he was trying to get across was that he would protect his family “by any means necessary.”
Tsk tsk, you should’ve known better girl…