Nicki Minaj has always been in the news for controversy, and this time is no different. Her recent song lookin ass nigga is expressing the details of a bum type of guy. Nicki Minaj used Malcolm X holding a gun as the cover for this released song.

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This picture definitely stirred up a lot of negative feedback of the controversial rapper. including a petition, which drew thousands of signatures, urging a boycott to stop her from ”dishonoring the life and contributions of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century.”

Nicki Minaj immediately took to instagram with an official apology.

…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!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued…