Rapper Nicki Minaj (pictured) just released her latest music video, “Only,” and it is raising brows everywhere for its blatant Nazi-like theme complete with soldiers, tanks, armbands, and a swastika-like logo, according to the Daily Mail.
In the video, Minaj has transformed herself into a character that is reminiscent of the infamous Adolf Hitler as she is depicted as the powerful leader of the army. Filmed in black, white, and gray hues, the animated video shows scores of soldiers sporting Young Money (YM, her record company) red armbands, which is eerily reminiscent of swastikas that prominently stand out as she sits on her throne surveying her troops.
The video also co-stars rappers Lil Wayne and Drake with singer Chris Brown. Many have criticized Drake, who is half-Jewish, for condoning the use of such Nazi propaganda images. Besides the Hitler-invoking imagery used in the video, the song “Once” has been criticized as being not only full of obscenities but extremely derogatory to women.
Watch Nicki Minaj’s “Only” video here:
But the 31-year-old performer is certainly no stranger to criticism.
Minaj had to fend off tons of backlash for her last video for the song “Anaconda,” which was chockfull of sexually explicit imagery. At the time, Minaj responded, “They don’t say anything when they’re watching the Victoria’s Secret show and seeing boobs and thongs all day. Shame on them for commenting on “Anaconda” and not commenting on the rest of the oversexualised business we’re a part of,” she told V Magazine.