Nicki Minaj Revisits Malcolm X Controversy on 'Chi-Raq'
FILE - This Nov. 2, 2013, file photo, shows hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj at the Power 105.1's Powerhouse Concert at the Barclays Center in New York. Wig designer Terrence Davidson filed a lawsuit Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, against Minaj accusing the star of harming his business and selling wigs based on his designs. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
Did Nicki Minaj just revive the controversy surrounding her song "Lookin' Ass N-gga" that featured the fan-created artwork with late political activist Malcolm X?
On a new song released Tuesday, Nicki references Malcolm's daughter during a boastful verse about her associations with kingpins and drug lords and refusal to back down in a fight.
In February, Nicki sparked a backlash when she posted on her Instagram page the image of Malcolm X as the cover of her single. The usage of Malcolm's photo was called disrespectful.
Nicki took down the photo and apologized the following day. "I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued … I have nothing but respect (and) adoration for us," she