You know the kind of triple-barreled apologies people give when they want to cover all their bases? That's the strategy Nicki Minaj used to apologize for the Nazi imagery in her "Only" lyric video. It turns out all the fascist stuff wasn't her fault — the people whose fault it was are Jewish, and she's still very sorry and takes full responsibility.
The artist who made the lyric video for “Only” was influenced by a cartoon on Cartoon Network called "Metalocalypse" & Sin City.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 11, 2014
Both the producer, & person in charge of over seeing the lyric video (one of my best friends & videographer: A. Loucas), happen to be Jewish— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 11, 2014
I didn't come up w/the concept, but I'm very sorry & take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I'd never condone Nazism in my art.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) November 11, 2014
UPDATE: Director Jeff Osborne's apology makes Minaj's look a thousand times better in comparison: "If my work is misinterpreted because it’s not a sappy tearjerker, sorry I’m not sorry. What else is trending?"