Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Controversial “Only” Lyric Video: “I’d Never Condone Nazism In My Art”

Bradley Stern | November 11, 2014 5:33 am

Over the weekend, Nicki Minaj released a lyric video for her latest Pinkprint single, “Only,” which features Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Drake. Only problem? It was filled with what appeared to be very obvious Nazi imagery. Oof.

The Anti-Defamation League immediately noticed the similarities to Nazi propaganda and issued a statement condemning the visual. “Nicki Minaj’s new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture’s exploitation of Nazi symbolism,” the organization explained. Until now, Nicki remained silent on the issue, but as of this morning, she’s taken to Twitter to address the situation. Read what she had to say after the jump.

In a series of tweets, Minaj apologized for the video, revealing that she did not come up with the concept while identifying the actual source of inspiration for the clip. “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. 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.”

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