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Nicki Minaj Accused Of Using Nazi Imagery In New Video

This was a bad idea.

1. Nicki Minaj is facing accusations of anti-semitism after releasing a seemingly Nazi-inspired lyric video for her new single, “Only.”

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2. In the animated clip, Nicki is depicted as a powerful military leader in charge of an army that look suspiciously like a bunch SS officers.

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3. Red flags that feature a distorted, swastika-looking version of her initials are featured throughout the video.

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4. There’s a Nuremberg-esque parking lot for her tanks.

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5. And her soldiers are shown wearing Nazi-esque armbands.

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6. Intentional or not, fans on Twitter are outraged by the imagery.

Just saw Nicki Minaj's lyric video for "Only You" and all I could say is PROBLEMATIC

— e-bae (@ericbreakitdown)

@NICKIMINAJ i <3 you. but making a nazi themed video, w/yourself as a sexy Hitler & your initials looking like a swastika? disrespectful :(

— Troye Sivan (@troyesivan)

I like "Only" by @NICKIMINAJ with @drake and @chrisbrown / but who the hell thought it was ok to have the lyrics vid channel Nazi & Hitler?

— A.X (@aaalisson)

9. Some are even calling for the video be taken down.

Take down the nazi vid thanks @NICKIMINAJ

— drarry af tf (@abelplz)

@NICKIMINAJ Please delete the ONLY lyric video and apologize for the Nazi references please.

— Diego Munguia (@diemunguia1500)

@osnof @NICKIMINAJ right? I would love if @YouTube take this down smh @ het glamorizing nazi

— &þ (@666judass666)

12. Has Nicki finally gone too far? Watch the full video and decide for yourself.

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