Nicki Minaj Slammed For Using Nazi Imagery In ‘Only’ Video

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People are freaking out over Nicki Minaj’s lyric video for her new single, Only. The hip-hop song featuring Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne is accompanied with a series of black and red scenes that resemble the Nazi regime. Naturally, people have slammed the “offensive” video, deeming Nicki “anti-semitic”.

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The self-claiming ‘Queen of Rap’ is portrayed as a leader running an army who look a lot like SS officers. The officers wear red arm bands baring the Young Money symbol which suspiciously look like the Swastika bands the Nazis wore during World War II.

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There’s more. It appears Nicki’s “throne” is set in a scene that awfully resembles Nuremberg parade ground.  

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The excessive use of Nazi imagery and symbolism basically comes down to one thing. Nicki Minaj wants to be depicted as a dictator. Despite the criticism and hate she receives from the media, she still sees herself as a leader who is still ruling the music industry. Drake is Jewish, so we won’t go as far as to say Nicki is “anti-semitic”. Using Nazi references to interpret this, however, is debateable and distasteful.

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Metaphor or not, this was a bad move, Nicki…

Do you think Nicki Minaj made a mistake using Nazi imagery? Tell us in the comments section below …

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