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Minaj uses Malcolm X, racial slur in cover art

February 14, 2014 • Entertainment


FILE – This Nov. 2, 2013 file photo shows hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj at the Power 105.1′s Powerhouse Concert at the Barclays Center in New York. Minaj is being criticized after using a photo of Malcolm X with a gun in his hands, juxtaposed with a racial slur, for her new single. Minaj posted the photo Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, on her website and Instagram page. The rapper was bashed on social media for the using the famous image of the black nationalist, assassinated 49 years ago this month on her single cover. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a famous photo of Malcolm X with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposing it with a racial slur for her new song.

Minaj posted the photo Wednesday on her website and Instagram page, and received criticism for how she used the Malcolm X Login to read more

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