Hip-Hop Going Too Far: What Was Nicki Minaj Thinking?

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According to Billboard, “‘Lookin’ Ass Ni–a'” is reported to be featured on [Nicki Minaj’s] upcoming album, “The Pink Print,” and also appear on upcoming Young Money compilation, ‘Rise of An Empire’ (March, 2013).”

While promoting the video’s release, Nicki Minaj posted this photo on her Instagram account. The image led to harsh criticism from those who believe it disrespects Malcolm X, a martyr who lost his life in pursuit of justice and equality for people of color. The photo has since then been removed from the rapper’s Instagram account.

Is it only us or does it seem that hip-hop continues to go too far in its disrespect of African American history and leaders? Did Nicki Minaj cross the line? And why do this during Black History Month of all times?

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