Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Nazi Imagery in ‘Only’ Lyric Video

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Nicki Minajapologized and took full responsibility for the offensive Nazi style imagery in her new animated lyric video for “Only”.

She tweeted her apology early Tuesday morning.

The lyric video for “Only”, a song featuring Lil’ Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown off her upcoming album The Pinkprint, featured what seemed to be anti-Semitic imagery, such as a swastika-like reproduction of the Young Money logo plastered throughout, and Minaj as a leader in the midst of a large militarized rally (similar to the infamous propaganda events organized by the Nazi regime). In other words, an uncomfortable amount of Nazi-style imagery.

Jeff Osborne, the video’s director, has not issued a formal statement, but is still continuing to retweet any praise and criticism he’s received as a result of the backlash.

In a statement released yesterday (Monday November 10th), Abraham H. Foxman of the Anti-Defamation league said, “Nicki Minaj’s new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture’s exploitation of Nazi symbolism.”