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Nicki Minaj's Nazi-inspired Music Video
Nicki Minaj's lyrics video for her new single 'Only' has been criticized and taken down due to its clear use of Nazi symbolism. While Nicki apologized, the director, Jeffrey Osborne, will not. "First, I'm not apologizing for my work, nor will I dodge the immediate question," Jeffrey Osborne told Myspace. "The flags, armbands, and gas mask (and perhaps my use of symmetry?) are all representative of Nazis." The video director said that his sentiments were his own and did not reflect those of Minaj, her label Young Money (whose logo he emblazoned on red armbands, similar to a swastika) or the other artists who appeared on the song (Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown). "As far as an explanation, I think it's actually important to remind younger generations of atrocities that occurred in the past as a way to prevent them from happening in the future," Osborne said. "And the most effective way of connecting with people today is through social media and pop culture. So if my work is misinterpreted because it's not a sappy tearjerker, sorry I'm not sorry. What else is trending?" Nicki Minaj immediately apologized for her video stating, "I didn't come up with the concept, but I'm very sorry and take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I'd never condone Nazism in my art."
Wow, this is surprising. To me, what the director said sounds very insensitive...
3 years ago·Reply
Oyyy I've seen this happen so often with music and lyric videos. Glad Nicki took responsibility I guess.
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