Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Scrutinized For Hip-Hop’s Disrespect of Black Icons

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By: / March 5, 2014

When Nicki Minaj released the cover art for her controversial “Lookin Ass N*gga” single, she was met with backlash. The artwork showed iconic political activist Malcolm X brandishing a machine gun, super-imposed on one of his timeless photos. This wasn’t the first time rap had crossed the fine line of disrespect when it came to Black History its icons. The AP ran a story titled Rap Disrespect of Black Icons Raises Concerns on the recent negligence, that was also met with some adversity. Check out both sides of the story in the video above.