She's already pissing people off about the gun usage in her latest video for "Lookin Ass N*gga". And now, Nicki Minaj's single cover is causing even more panties to twist in a wad.
Check it inside, plus details about Terrell Owens' estranged wife....
Because the fact that it's Black History Month...or just the simple fact this was tasteless...wasn't enough, Nicki Minaj went and released this single cover for her new single "Lookin Ass N*gga".
The cover, for the song which will appear on the Young Money: Rise of an Empire compilation album and Nicki's The Pink Print album, features an iconic photo of Malcolm X from 1964 when he was defending his family from murderous racists and the like. But she used the photo, with her name and song title super imposed, in the context of a man peeping & looking...when it comes to her sexuality.
So, people are pissed. We've seen a bevy of tweets and articles blasting her about referencing a man who literally died for his cause, rights & beliefs...for her shallow sex-driven message.
The folks at For Harriet said, “The image is a musician’s equivalent of using MLK’s portrait for party flyers.”
And the people at Hip-Hop Wired stated, "Say what you will about his days as Detroit Red hustling on the streets of Harlem, there is nothing N-word like about Malcolm X. To equate a man that literally died for his cause — the advancement of human rights for people of color — is just wrong on multiple levels."
*UPDATE* Nicki has responded to the ishstorm she created by saying she and Malcolm were BOTH looking at "N*ggas". And she only posted the pic to start convo, it's not official.
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 for what he believed in!!!!
In other news today, there's been a development in the Terrell Owens/Rachel Snider odd marriage & divorce. According to reports, Rachel has been hospitalized since this past weekend after an apparent attempted suicide.
We've been saying something seems off about this entire situation. But this is extreme.
While Rachel claimed on Twitter she's "suffering form a broken heart" after their two week marriage, TMZ claims her condition is very serious and she's still in the hospital's care. But she hasn't stopped tweeting it seems...
What's REALLY going on?
1. More back story has come out in the Jimmy Henchman trial. STORY
2. Tyson Beckford's nephew has been named as the alleged driver of the stolen truck that rammed into a bus in NYC yesterday. STORY
Photos: Rachel's Twitter/MyPinkFriday.com