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Nicki Minaj apologizes for Nazi imagery in lyric video

Nicki Minaj apologizes for Nazi imagery in lyric video

Nicki Minaj found herself in hot water recently after her animated lyric video for her latest single was criticized by fans and the Anti-Defamation League for using Nazi imagery. The ADL alleged that "certain aspects of the clip's aesthetic, such as the color scheme and styling of the Young Money logo on banners and armbands, evoked the aesthetics of Nazi Germany." Indeed, the video takes heavy cues from Nazi propaganda (warning: NSFW language):

Minaj took to Twitter today to apologize:

It's a mostly mature apology, though it doesn't change the fact that the video uses imagery that unmistakably references a horrific genocide.