Controversial Video of the Day: Nicki Minaj Uses Nazi Imagery in New Video

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Moving on from her previous work involving long snakes and big butts, Nicki Minaj is exploring a new motif in her latest video: Nazi imagery.

The lyric video for "Only" featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown, depicts cartoon versions of Minaj surrounded by soldiers with red arm bands, tanks, gas masks and Nazi-like propaganda emblazoned with the logo for her record label, Young Money, instead of a swastika.

The video was just released this past weekend, and surprise, surprise - people are not very happy about it.

"Nicki Minaj's new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture's exploitation of Nazi symbolism," Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement. "The irony should be lost on no one that this video debuted on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 'night of broken glass' pogrom that signaled the beginning of the Final Solution and the Holocaust."

There hasn't been any sort of official response yet from Nicki Minaj or the the video's director, Jeff Osborne, but Osborne is sharing lots of the outrage through retweets on his account.

Music Video of the Day

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In which Nicki Minaj wins the award for "Hot Mess."

(Not Safe For Work, Nicki Minaj, obvs)

[thanks, mattthew! nickiminaj]

TIL of the Day

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TIL of the Day: In which Vice's Jamie Lee Curtis Taete slows down "Super Bass" to prove without question that Nicki Minaj is actually Jay-Z sped up. "And have you ever seen Jay-Z in the same vocal recording booth as Nicki Minaj while she's recording a vocal track? DIDN'T THINK SO."

Well, I'm sold.

[thanks jazz!]

Follow Up of the Day: Nicki Minaj Surprises Sophia Grace Brownlee On Ellen

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Follow Up of the Day: Pretty pink princess Sophia Grace Brownlee tore up the viral video charts last week with her precocious cover of Nicki Minaj’s "Super Bass," so it was only a matter of time before she found herself Ellen, face to face with her idol.

[ellen.]