Concerns are growing in the UK over a new Nintendo Wii advert which features a song which many fans believe may use the “N” word.
The commercial for the Wii’s “Just Dance 2014” game has been running Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” track for its publicity campaign. A short clip from the song, rapped very quickly by the 30-year-old musician, wasn’t mean to be disconcerting, but sounds alarming to some:
“My name is Onika, you can call me Nicki”. Some fans are complaining that the lyric sounds like the rapper is saying the “N” word. Other expletives in the song have been censored on various trailers that are used on the game’s official website.
But several fans took to Twitter to express how they felt about the issue.
One person wrote, “Nintendo failing to blank out the ‘N’ word on Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ on Just Dance 2014 ad. Woops.”
A spokesman from the game publishers Ubisoft had no comment for The Daily Star, which reported the flub.