On Saturday, Nicki Minaj released the lyric video for her new single “Only” with Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown. I am certain Hitler is somewhere rolling around is his grave. Both Black AND Jewish people profiting off of his imagery?! I am sure this is not what he had in mind.
While Nicki Minaj’s apologized for the Nazi imagery ,
although it was equivalent to most non black’s apology when caught using the “N word” , zero fucks were given by director Jeff Osborne who issued a statement on MySpace ( yes, MySpace, they are STILL desperately trying to make “fetch” happen). Peep the excerpt below and the full thing here.
First, I’m not apologizing for my work, nor will I dodge the immediate question. The flags, armbands, and gas mask (and perhaps my use of symmetry?) are all representative of Nazism.
But a majority of the recognizable models/symbols are American: MQ9 Reaper Drone, F22 Raptor, Sidewinder missile, security cameras, M60, SWAT uniform, General’s uniform, the Supreme court, and the Lincoln Memorial. What’s also American is the 1st Amendment, which I’ve unexpectedly succeeded in showing how we willfully squeeze ourselves out of that right every day.
Oh…….Ok I guess…..
If it’s one thing I do know, it’s that Jewish people do NOT play about the holocaust. They do not care how much you have desensitized YOUR history, they don’t play about theirs, PERIOD . They don’t care if your Jewish best friend Drake is on the track. Speaking of which…….he has been awfully quiet about this issue and it seems as though no heat has come his way regarding this……interesting.
Anyhoo, with everyone on the roster coming out with an album within the next few months, Young Money is certainly getting the PR and marketing stunts rolling. Between this hoopla, Nicki’s new boo (
how timely), the whole Drake and Tyga beef , and Lil Wayne’s album being pushed back, Young Money is pulling out ALL the stops to ensure they end this year with a bang! Hope it pays off.