Rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj apologized on Twitter for a new music video that contains Nazi imagery.
“I didn’t come up w/the concept, but I’m very sorry & take full responsibility if it has offended anyone,” Minaj tweeted Tuesday to her 18.3 million followers. “I’d never condone Nazism in my art.”
In the video for “Only,” which has received 2 million views on YouTube, a Minaj animation marches through scores of soldiers and large red banners with an insignia said to resemble a swastika. It sparked outrage upon its release last week.
The Anti-Defamation League, which wrote in a news release Monday that it was “deeply disturbed” by the video, said it accepted Minaj’s apology.
In the earlier release, the ADL said the video “evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture’s exploitation of Nazi symbolism.”