Nicki Minaj 'Only' Music Video In The Works After Lyric Video Gets Flak For Nazi Imagery
Minaj posted ten behind-the-scenes photos on Monday. Some of the photos show rappers Drake and Lil Wayne, whom she collaborated with on the song. Chris Brown, who is also featured on the song, was not present in the making of the video.
A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:15pm PST
The rapper previously released a lyric video for the song, which many criticized for the use of Nazi imagery, according to UK's The Independent.
The video directed by Jeff Osborne featured Minaj as a dominatrix wearing a bodysuit printed with the swastika-style emblem of her record label Young Money. Wayne and Brown were dressed as members of the military, while Drake was dressed as a pontiff.
The "Anaconda" rapper took to Twitter to apologize for the offensive video, saying: "I didn't come up with the concept, but I'm very sorry and take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I'd never condone Nazism in my art."
Meanwhile, Osborne said he will not apologize for his work and admitted to MySpace that a lot of the imagery in the video is "representative of Nazism." But he clarified that it was not meant to glorify or condone Nazism and that his work was misinterpreted.
"I think it's actually important to remind younger generations of atrocities that occurred in the past as a way to prevent them from happening in the future," Osborne said. "And the most effective way of connecting with people today is through social media and pop culture."
"Only" is included in Minaj's third studio album "The Pinkprint," which will be released on December 15.