The daughter of Malcolm X has released a statement following Nicki Minaj's use of her father's iconic image as cover art on her latest single, "Lookin Ass Niggas."
According to Fox News, the family found the rapper's use of the photo disrespectful and offensive and is "no way endorsed by out family." Daughter of the activist, Ilyasah Shabazz, released a statement about the photo.
"Ms. Minaj's artwork for her single does not depict the truth of Malcolm X's legacy," Shabazz's statement said.
Nicki apologized Thursday after petitions were drawn for her to take down the cover art.
"Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued..."
Nicki has also mentioned that the photo wasn't the official cover art for the single.