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Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Using Malcolm X On ‘Lookin A** Ni**a’ Cover

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Nicki Minaj came under fire this week for displaying an image of Malcolm X holding a gun on the cover of her new track, “Lookin A** Ni**a.” Now, the rapper is apologizing for the cover art that many are calling offensive and inappropriate.

“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 A** N*ggaz? Well, I apologize,” Minaj wrote on Instagram. “That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single,” she explained. “This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at “Lookin A** 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 “n*gga” causes so much debate in our community while the “n*gga” 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.”
The track, which Nicki clarifies is not a single, features the rapper firing shots at the men that go to extremes to pick up women. In the video, the singer can be seen showing off her body in a sexy black ensemble, while she plays with her long pony tail. And in case you were wondering, Minaj says “ni**a” nearly a dozen times in the first 30-seconds … It’s a 2:51 minute track.

 

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Exclusive: Here’s The Secret To Remy Ma’s Snatched Body

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Remy ma’s mission is clear … drop new music and look good while doing it!

HH caught up with Rem at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors event on Sunday where she gave us an update on her upcoming music. However, while the raptress revealed that she not just releasing one single, but will drop TWO very soon, she also gave us the deets on how she keeps that body right and tight. Let’s just say, it took a great deal of effort.

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