Nicki Minaj's Stokes Controversy With New Music Video Full Of Nazi Imagery

Click play on the video above and it won't take you long to sense some familiarity with the imagery and iconography being used in this music video. Nicki Minaj essentially becomes Nazi Minaj (yeah, I went there) and paints herself as some kind of fascist superhero.

The look of the soldiers, their red armbands, and the rows of officers and tanks is totally reminiscent of Nazi era propaganda and the infamous film Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl, which features the Nuremberg rally.

Add to that the "YM" insignia, representing Minaj's record company Young Money, looking suspiciously like a play on the swastika and there's no getting away from the video's appropriation of fascist imagery.

It makes you wonder just what Herr Ms. Minaj was up to when it came to working on a concept for a video to go with her new single release?


Of course, it caused quite a stir and groups like the Anti-Defamation League were quick to condemn it.


It seems like plenty of other people were outraged that Minaj would use Nazism in a video too.


Minaj had so far been silent on the controversy until today, when she took to twitter to apologise and sort of offer an explanation.

The ADL have tweeted that they're OK with that, so I guess we all should be.

Guess you didn't see that one coming, did you Nicki?


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