Nicki Minaj Addresses ‘N Word’ Use / Explains Malcolm X Artwork

Published: Thursday 13th Feb 2014 by David

Nicki Minaj may have struck a positive chord with many a ‘digital critic’ last night, but today has seen her brand new number ‘Lookin’ Ass’  fling itself to the heart of an uncomfortable debate.

This, being her rampant use of the ‘N word’, and the unavoidable part it plays in her material and Rap music at large. So, after learning of the criticism her lyrics had garnered, the performer took her personal Instagram page to weigh in on the matter, while addressing the artwork she allegedly released to support it.

Read 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 “*****” causes so much debate in our community while the “*****” 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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  1. JustCoastWitHa February 13, 2014

    “The word “nxgga” causes so much debate in our community while the “nxgga” behavior gets praised and worship. Let’s not.”

    Great point. Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t.

  2. Yup! February 13, 2014

    I love you Nicki!

  3. navy nick February 13, 2014

    well said…it was used a lot, but i knew it was NOT a single, just sumthing to start em talking….

  4. The Great Lacefronce. February 13, 2014

    What a talentless clown

    Silicone Garbaj used this single & photo to get attention but she is still a flop as of 6:31 eastern time , this will not help roman STRUGGLEDloaded flopped & the Flop up did even worse her next album will struggle to go gold

  5. Realest February 13, 2014

    What is n**** behavior? And if you’re making the point that “n****” behavior is praised so why can’t your song… Darling have you ever heard of two wrongs NOT makin a right. Just cause they do it don’t mean you should nicki. Honey you know MOST OF YOUR FANS who actually purchase your music are white and now they have your new single ON BLAST saying n**** 50 million times… You need to do better, you sound like one of those uneducated idiots I see on public transportation saying n**** every other word- you need to do better homegirl.

  6. Timago February 13, 2014

    Who cares. The question is:

    WHERE IS SMELLY FLOPLAND?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  7. Rosie February 13, 2014

    Attention w****. We know damn well you only used that pic so people would care about you for a few seconds. You’re just as forgotten as Fadga (whose album is currently #59 on the Billboard 200 and #285 on iTunes) outside of a few blogs/music forums.

  8. DaHotNig February 13, 2014

    I’m BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!! B**** shut yo stank papaya p**** having ass up! Roman Reloaded was the BEST SELLING RAP ALBUM THAT YEAR! Now reload this d*** and suck it h**!

  9. DaHotNig February 13, 2014

    Try harder girl your p**** stinks!

  10. FutureCIARA February 13, 2014

    All the smart people saw this Damage Control coming from miles away!

    Have several seats Sticki

  11. FutureCIARA February 13, 2014


    Post about CIARA & KIM KARDASHIAN pre-baby shopping together in L.A.

    Id rather read about that, instead of Sticki’s obvious gimmicks and trickery (Damage Control)

  12. EMPRESS WHITNEY February 13, 2014

    Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

    1) When did Malcolm X ever approve of “Gun Violence”?

    2) When did Malcolm X ever use the “N- Word” to address his people other than in an appropriate context for which it was meant to be said?

    3) Do you not often wear “Deep Fried- Chicken Necklaces & Watermelon Bracelets”? Is that not also appropriating “N- Behavior”?

    The truth is, if you truly had any respect for Malcolm X or his legacy, you would never even contemplated such a degrading thing in the first place moreso during ‘Black History Month’.

    Also, February 21st marks the day Malcolm X was “Shot Dead” – 49 years ago – was this your [ignorant] way of honoring him?


  13. Rosie February 13, 2014

    In 2012? That’s cool. Too bad a couple of ACTUAL rap albums that came out during the same year but a few months later already obliterated it in sales.

  14. muzicfan February 13, 2014

    Chile please. So nicki says, “This is a conversation. Not a single.”

    What kind of conversation is she trying to have talking about dix and pu**y again as usual?? And why use a picture of Malcolm X with the ridiculous lyrics about s** and money that she is always talking about? I can’t wait till her 15 minutes of fame are up. And LateJuice would endorse such ignorance

  15. GREEKGOD February 13, 2014

    @REALEST You missed the whole point.

  16. Lovebird February 13, 2014

    Can someone tell this horse buck tooth ugly b**** to shut the f*** up and FLOP with dignity.

  17. Lovebird February 13, 2014

    And not this wide plastic ass fake ho talking about N**** behavior when she degraded herself by acting like a broke deprived depressed hoodrat (I.e Slay_hive) on national TV in front of 20+ million viewers.

    Gurl sit that Dr 90210 Lana Del Ray fake ass in any seat in the vicinity you ratchet ass ho.

  18. Lovebird February 13, 2014

    And FLOPloaded still not platinum.

  19. GREEKGOD February 13, 2014

    @MUZICFAN You’re not evening making a valid claim or argument.

  20. molly February 13, 2014

    Nicki is an attention w**** thats all.

  21. Netta the great February 13, 2014

    i could care less about the “n” word seeing as though i actually like the song. don’t judge me. i see “looking ass n*****” on a daily basis. however when i saw the cover, i was taken aback. i wondered what malcolm x had to do with anything, and saw it as kinda disrespectful to have such a prominent, powerful and respected civil rights leader on the cover of us an ummmmm tastless song. nicki’s apology came across as condescending and arrogant. girl, you really could’ve kept that. humble yourself sweetheart……………….

  22. Hunty Child February 13, 2014

    This woman is a friggin dumb ass clown…why are people even checking for her after she clearly ABANDONED HIP HOP AND R&B to make a few coints selling T-shirts at Kmart whilst twerking to starships…??

    Leave her messy ass by the side road and let Queens such as Slayonce & Slyriah tread dirt all over this h**.

  23. Lmfao_Hoe February 13, 2014

    I don’t think none of yah can f****** read or have common sense. 1. Nicki never said this song was a single (just promo). 2. She never posted the pic on her personal IG or Twitter, just pictures of herself from the video. 3. She didn’t create it or put it out there. 4. Flopping? S*** with over 2million views over an hour or two? Please yah sound crazy ass hell. Keep it factual or stfu

  24. Kelly February 13, 2014

    Get that promo Nicki! your name is all over all the Major blogs and all over the net.

  25. Ashley February 14, 2014

    Its finally ok to say the n word. I will spat it out all the time.

  26. Onika February 14, 2014

    Niga niga niga btch ass niga

  27. ChiTown February 14, 2014

    One word: TRASH
    Rosa Clemente started a CHANGE.ORG Petition regarding this trash bucket and YM, please sign it….oh yes, HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

  28. Bravo!!! February 14, 2014

    i notice beyonce, kelly, and michelle being doing a lot of hang time. i wouldn’t be surprise if we get a destiny child cd just cd over night, now that would snatch beyonce last cd sells and your granny wigs.

  29. Rob February 14, 2014

    God don’t like ugly!

    That’s what you get for trying to sabatoge Mariah’s single releaase with dropping this garbage on the same day
    It back fired you piece of filth!
    All I want for Christmas is You > you entire existence!

  30. Rob February 14, 2014

    @ Lovebird

    Is that your real pic in your avi. You ratchet as hell and be dragging my faves, but if that’s what you look like I would hit…

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