Rapper Nicki Minaj is no stranger to controversy, but she may have gone too far this time. The thirty-one-year old singer has come under fire as a result of the video for her latest track, Only.
The Anti Defamation League has slammed Nicki for using “unadulterated Nazi imagery” in her new animated video. The video, also featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, is littered with what appears to be various references to Nazism.
Nicki appears as a dictator, while soldiers sporting red arm bands reminiscent of those worn by SS officers also feature, but unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there.
Flags with interlocking Y and M letters have been compared to swastikas while explosions and gas masks only add to the speculation that the Anaconda singer is trivialising that particular period in history.
The national director of ADL, Abraham H Foxman, who himself survived the Holocaust has said: “This video is insensitive to Holocaust survivors. The abuse of Nazi imagery is deeply disturbing and offensive to Jews and all those who can recall the sacrifices Americans and many others had to make as a result of Hitler’s Nazi juggernaut.”
Nicki has yet to comment or respond to the allegations. What do you think of the rapper's latest offering?