Nicki Minaj Takes It To Critics Of “Lookin Ass Nigga” Cover Art

// February 14th, 2014
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Nicki Minaj Takes It To Critics Of “Lookin Ass Nigga” Cover Art

On Wednesday ( Feb. 12) Nicki Minaj released her latest single “Lookin Ass Nigga”, which included  unofficial cover art that featured an iconic photo of the late great Malcolm X. Minaj has received tons of backlash for the way she used the  Malcolm X photograph. Nicki has responded to the negative feedback via Instagram, which can be read below.

“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,” Minaj wrote in a statement issued via Instagram.

Minaj recently announced that her next album will be titled The Pink Print.

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