Nicki Minaj Accused of Evoking Nazism with ‘Only’ Lyric Video
Nicki Minaj's latest visual is stirring up controversy and she may not even know it. On Saturday (Nov. 8), the Young Money superstar debuted a lyric video for her new single 'Only,' and it has garnered a tidal wave of negative reactions due to its imagery.
The animated clip, which was directed by Jeff Osborne, features Nazi-inspired images with its SS-style armbands, swastika-like Young Money logos, tanks and Third Reich-ish armies. While Minaj is not the first musician to use Nazi-themed aesthetic in their visuals, her lyric video does raise some concern.
Unsurprisingly, critics are slamming the 'Anaconda' rapper on Twitter with plenty of strong condemnation for the video. They are also demanding that she remove the clip from her channel.
Neither Minaj nor her label has responded to the outrage. Meanwhile, the video's director, Jeff Osborne, has been retweeting people's harsh criticism of the visual (read them below).
Tell us what you think? Should Nicki Minaj take down the 'Only' lyric video or is this much ado about nothing? Tell us in the comments below.