Nicki Minaj isn't the first musician to embrace the Nazi aesthetic (David Bowie, cough), but we're hoping she's the last. With its SS-style armbands, gas masks, tanks, and Maus-style armies at attention, the video for Minaj's new single "Only" certainly seems to be going for a Third Reich aesthetic. Unsurprisingly, some fans are calling for her to take the video down.
First, here's the video:
And here are the criticisms:
@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) November 8, 2014
yoooooooooooooooooo I finally saw that nicki minaj video & well... maybe don't use nazi-inspired imagery to show what a big deal you are— IT'S YA BOY SHRILL (@ShrillCosby) November 8, 2014
Nicki has a lyric video that evokes Nazi themes/imagery? Think the most offensive part is you guys watched a Nicki Minaj video for lyrics.— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) November 9, 2014
why did nicki use nazi propaganda in the only video??? why would she wanna be comparing herself to hitler?? @NICKIMINAJ U let us down :(— abbey (@aliengrrrI) November 8, 2014