For Shame: Nicki Minaj Kinda-Sorta Apologizes For Malcolm X Controversy!

Nicki Minaj is an apologizin’ ass n*gga after the universal backlash of her usage of the honorable Malcolm X as art work for her single ‘Lookin Ass N*gga.’  Read her ‘plogy below…


I wasn’t ass offended as many in the Black community were about Minaj’s new song “Lookin’ A** N*gga.”  I thought she looked great and her delivery was hot – - I felt the old black-haired Nicki, which I love, was back. I mean she does use the N-word a lot, but what’s the difference between her using it ONCE or MULTIPLE times.  She been on that N-word usage, so some of y’all shoulda been mad at her if that’s your reasons for hating the track.

But Nicki Minaj crossed the line when posted a photo of Malcolm X with the song title text over it….DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH! For Shame! She must have been getting a lot of hate because she took to her Instagram to post this picture with the caption:

“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”

I guess that is the best we gonna get from her. This is why we still need Black History month to educate these rappers, who can be culture vultures just for the sake of some damn hits. NO this is not okay Nicki. Don’t do it again.  - Management

Watch the actual video HERE:

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  • Maurice

    I personally am not offended by the cover, or the timing, rather the further perpetuation of lyrics where we feel inclined to be destructive unto one another. She rapped well, usage and free speech should always reign supreme. I feel though that the retaliation to the traditional hip-hop style where women are being objectified is being backlashed through female MC’s. It is empowering on some levels, but on others I feel that it isolates some hip hop fans whom never see themselves as one to fit under the stereotypically thug demonstration of Hip-Hop. There are double standards throughout the song; Men who smoke are chumps, but they need to push weight? I find it frustrating we can’t get past these Scarface metaphors.

    Anyway I hardly consider the music tasteful, or groundbreaking; but it does sound good. It’s deceptively catchy despite me hating most everything about the actual substance in the track.

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