Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Video With 'Nazi' Imagery, Says Best Friend Is Jewish

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American rapper Nicki Minaj on Tuesday apologized for her music video "only," after coming under fire for using Nazi-like images in it.

Filmed in black and white with splashes of red, the video, which first appeared on YouTube on Friday, features swastika-like symbols, massed soldiers, tank columns and planes dropping bombs. Minaj herself is depicted as a dictator.

In series of tweets, Minaj apologized to anyone who may have been offended by the video, saying that although she wasn't the one to come up with the concept, she takes full responsibility for it. "I'd never condone Nazism in my art," the tweet said.

The artist who was behind the video "was influenced by the cartoons Sin City and another called "Metalocalypse," she wrote. In another tweet, Minaj noted that her both her producer, and one of her best friends, were Jewish. 

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