Under intense criticism, Nicki Minaj, took to Twitter on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11., to apologize for the offensive Nazi imagery in her new ‘Only’ music video. After inciting outrage from Jewish communities around the world — it was about time!
After Nicki Minaj, 31, was internationally criticized for including anti-semitic undertones in the lyric video for “Only,” the rapper took to twitter to apologize — and make an excuse for why her video looked like it “condoned Nazism.”
Nicki Minaj: New Video Sparks Outage With Nazi-Style Images
From the Anti Defamation League to fans on Twitter, Nicki has been attacked for using Nazi-style animation and even allegedly channeling Hitler! After a few days of endless criticism, Nicki posted a tweet at last on Nov. 11. to apologize and address the backlash:
I didn’t come up w/the concept, but I’m very sorry & take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I’d never condone Nazism in my art.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 11, 2014
Nicki took her good old time to respond to the criticism, all of which was totally merited! Anyone looking at the video would have noticed a resemblance to the Third Reich.
The cartoon music video shows an animated version of Nicki and her “Only” co-stars, Lil Wayne, 32, Chris Brown, 25, Drake, 28 rapping in a military setting. We are also really surprised that Drake, who is Jewish and had a Bartmizvah, was involved in this video too!
The music video shows an uncanny resemblance between the animated soldiers’ red armbands with a Y-M symbol, to the swastikas worn by Nazis during the deadly Holocaust, in which 11 million people were slaughtered.
We’re actually surprised that Nicki hasn’t taken the video down!
Fans Flip Out Over Nicki’s Offensive Video
Prior to her public apology, we found many outraged tweets regarding the rapper’s music video directed by Jeff Osborne.
— ashtree (@ashtree17) November 8, 2014
— Jakob Flash (@flashyourjak) November 10, 2014
Only adding insult to injury is the eerie timing of the videos release!
“The irony should be lost on no one that this video debuted on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the ‘night of broken glass’ pogrom that signaled the beginning of the Final Solution and the Holocaust,” says Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman, who is a Holocaust survivor, in an interview with Radar Online.
HollywoodLifers do you think the rapper should remove the video? Tell us!
— Jordyn Shaffer