After media outlets and social media blew up with people calling Nicki Minaj out for invoking the image of slain Civil Rights hero Malcolm X on the cover of her new song, “Looking Ass N–gas,” the rapper took to Instagram to apologize to her critics. Sorta.
“What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass Niggaz? Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing.”
Again, Nicki still doesn’t get it. Malcolm X wasn’t ready to shoot at “looking ass n–gas” who can’t get a job or who are clamoring to get into Nicki’s bed, he was ready to lay down his life for his family and the upliftment of Black people as a whole. Can Nicki Minaj say the same?
Call me crazy, but I doubt Brother Malcolm would be down with this:
Can’t get a job so you plottin’ how to rob ass niggas
I ain’t gotta check for y’all
But if I’ma check for y’all, I’ma need a check from y’all niggas
I ‘on’t want sex, give a fuck about your ex
I ‘on’t even want a text from y’all niggas
I’m rapin’ you niggas
Look at this pic, look what the fuck I gave to you niggas
Ain’t feelin’ these niggas
While I appreciate Nicki addressing the issue head-on instead of pretending the controversy didn’t exist, I call b.s. on her non-apology and inadequate explanation.