Nicki Minaj may have just backed down from a fight for the first time after a new music video had her under fire from the Jewish community. The Queens rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday to explain her new lyric music video for “Only” after some claimed it endorsed Nazism.
An illustrated Nicki is portrayed as a military leader surrounded by red banners similar to those used by the Nazis in the video. There’s also controversial imagery like a gas mask which for some harken back the execution of Jewish men, women and children at concentration camps during the Third Reich’s reign of terror.
“The artist who made the lyric video for ‘Only’ was influenced by a cartoon on Cartoon Network called Metalocalypse & Sin City,” Nicki tweeted. “I’d never condone Nazism in my art. Both the producer and person in charge of over seeing the lyric video (one of my best friends and videographer: A. Loucas), happen to be Jewish. I didn’t come up with the concept, but I’m very sorry and take full responsibility if it has offended anyone.”
That being said, the video is still active on Nicki’s VEVO account. You can watch it after the jump.