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.
“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.”