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Petitioning Nicki Minaj, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Music Group

@NICKIMINAJ @YoungMoneySite Universal Music Group @UMG Stop Disrespecting Malcolm X, Black History and Black People

 

We at BK Nation are deeply saddened, offended, and outraged that musical artist Nicki Minaj has decided to make a song called “Looking A__ N____.” The song is bad enough: a berating assault—laced with the n-word, in hideous quantities—on men who don't spend money on her; complaints about men staring at her assets even as her whole video is a pathetic display of such assets; a reduction of all male-female relationships to dollar signs. But now Nicki Minaj's new single, "Lookin A__ N____," also has the gaul to put Malcolm X in its artwork, one of the great icons in Black History, and during Black History Month in America, no less. Malcolm X frowned on Black self-hatred, anti-intellectualism, and materialism. He was about the upliftment and empowerment of our communities, and he was a husband and father, not a n____.
 
Malcolm X carried a gun as he feared for the safety of his family and himself, and was aware he would some day be killed by political opponents. The image of Malcolm X looking out the window highlighted that fear. Nicki Minaj’s use of guns in her new music video speaks to the gun culture in our society today where gun violence is an acceptable norm.

To call this unacceptable is a gross understatement. The artwork needs to go, as well as any association with Malcolm X and Black History.

 

Nicki Minaj's music video can be found here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEZ-e6tBigY
 
 
Sincerely,

Kevin Powell
BK Nation, President & Cofounder
Website: www.bknation.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BKNationPage
Twitter: @kevin_powell
Twitter: @BKNationOrg

“The leadership is us."

Letter to
Nicki Minaj, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Music Group
@NICKIMINAJ @YoungMoneySite Universal Music Group @UMG Stop Disrespecting Malcolm X, Black History and Black People