I guess the people have spoken! After just a day of being bashed, Hip Hop Artist, Nicki Minaj quickly took down the controversial image of Malcolm X used to promote her new song “Lookin A$$ N****.” Check out the previous post for full details on the controversy.
February 13, 2014, Nicki Minaj apologized to the Malcolm X estate and clarified her original purpose of using the photo and the meaning behind the song through the above Instagram image with a caption that reads:
“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”
Sincere or just necessary? Either way, it’s safe to say, for now, she was able to quiet down the controversy, as many are supportive of her decision and thankful for the apology.
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