Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Malcolm X Cover Art, Slams N-Word Debate: ‘Let’s Not’ (PIC)

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Nicki Minaj is apologizing for using a picture of Malcolm X with a gun to promote her “Lookin’ Ass N**ga” song and video.

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The rapper took to Instagram on Thursday afternoon to say the image was chosen because “I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass N**gaz 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,” wrote Minaj.

She added, “The word ‘n**ga’ causes so much debate in our community while the ‘n**ga’ behavior gets praised and worship. Let’s not.”

Check out the controversial photo and Minaj’s full response 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

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