Nicki Minaj wants to the world to know: She is NOT on Team Hitler.
The singer came under fire this week with the release of of her lyric video for "Only," which features multiple symbols remiscent of Nazi-era Germany, including having the artist’s cartoon likeness stand as a dictator in front of soldiers donning SS officer-like arm bands.
Yeah. Not exactly cool.
The video also includes an animated Chris Brown as a soldier, Lil Wayne as a businessman and Drake as a priest.
On Monday, Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham H. Foxman (who survived the Holocaust) referred to the video as “deeply disturbing” for evoking “Third Reich propaganda” and “unadulterated Nazi imagery.”
He also said it’s “troubling” that no one in Minaj’s camp spoke up prior to the video’s release.
Now, in a series of Tweets, Minaj has responded to the uproar.
"The artist who made the lyric video for ‘Only’ was influenced by a cartoon on Cartoon Network called ‘Metalocalypse’ & Sin City," Nicki wrote.
“Both the producer, & person in charge of over seeing the lyric video (one of my best friends & videographer: A. Loucas), happen to be Jewish.
"I didn’t come up w/the concept, but I’m very sorry & take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I’d never condone Nazism in my art.”
It’s okay, Nicki. Keep posing in the following manner and all really will be forgiven.