Nicki Minaj is kinda sorta apologizing for using Nazi imagery in her new single Only, saying that it wasn’t even her idea in the first place.
As you will remember, Minaj has been under fire after the lyric video for her expletive-ridden song hit the web last week, with fans who even liked the song expressing their displeasure with the Nazi propaganda theme of the video.
On Monday, director of Anti-Defamation League Abraham Foxman, a Holocaust surivor himself, released a statement condemning what he called a ‘deeply disturbing video’ that glorified ‘Third Reich propaganda’ and ‘unadulterated Nazi imagery.’
On Tuesday, Minaj took to Twitter to apologize, explaining that ‘The artist who made the lyric video for ‘Only’ was influenced by a cartoon on Cartoon Network called ‘Metalocalypse’ & Sin City.’
‘Both the producer, & person in charge of over seeing the lyric video (one of my best friends & videographer: A. Loucas), happen to be Jewish,’ she continued. ‘I didn’t come up w/the concept, but I’m very sorry & take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I’d never condone Nazism in my art.’