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Old 02-19-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1615131
Harlem and Malcolm X’s daughter slam Nicki Minaj for online artwork that they call 'disrespectful'

Ilyasah Shabazz slammed the promotional image for the singer's new song, 'Lookin A-- N----,' and urged people to promote her father's legacy in a positive manner.

Don’t disrespect Malcolm.

That’s the message the slain civil rights leader’s daughter wants to send to pop star Nicki Minaj, whose use of Malcolm X’s likeness for her latest single prompted a backlash.

“Ms. Minaj’s artwork for her single does not depict the truth of Malcolm X’s legacy, is completely disrespectful, and in no way is endorsed by my family,” Ilyasah Shabazz told the Daily News Friday, two days after the controversy.

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Shabazz, one of six children by Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, called on parents and educators Friday to teach their children about the country’s civil rights history.

“It is our family’s hope that the true legacy and context of Malcolm X's life continues to be shared with people from all walks of life in a positive manner that helps promote the goals and ideals for which Malcolm X so passionately advocated,” said Shabazz, author of the memoir “Growing Up X” and a motivational speaker.

The Queens-bred star apologized Thursday for posting artwork for her new single “Lookin A-- N----” that featured an iconic 1964 image of Malcolm X standing at a window holding an M1 Carbine for Ebony magazine.

She has since taken the art off social media and her site.

“That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single,” Minaj said in a statement Thursday. “I apologize to the Malcolm X estate.”

Across Harlem, meanwhile, local leaders were also angered over Minaj’s insensitive cover image.

“I’m angry because that’s not what he stood for,” said Jacob Morris, head of the Harlem Historical Society.

“For his image to be misused this way, it’s despicable,” Morris said of the picture, which shows the revered leader holding a rifle and peering through a window.

Morris described the image as one of self-defense because at the time the leader feared for his life.


But Morris said the damage has been done.

“Put up some money instead of some phony words,” said Morris, adding that Minaj should donate to a cause that the civil rights leader would have supported. “It’s disgraceful to attach the n-word to him — flat out.”

Harlem community organizer Iesha Sekou, who operates student workshops through Street Corner Resources out of Harlem Renaissance High School, was also appalled by the use of the image. She said some students at the school didn’t think the imagery and racial slur were offensive.

“I think it’s horrible,” she said. “Look at all of the work that Malcolm X did. For her to use his image and the language that she used, it’s major disrespect.”

Chris Moore, a historian at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture in Harlem, where much of the civil rights leader’s manuscripts are housed, called Minaj “wrong-headed” for her decision to use the historic image.

“It’s more ignorant than disrespectful,” Moore said. “She should pick up a [Malcolm X] book — and her fans, too.”
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I love Nicki Minaj's response because it is so uneducated and downright stupid. http://www.bet.com/news/music/2014/0...new-track.html

"All the real n----s I know f--k with the song, so, if you b-----n' about the song, somethin' ain't right," she maintained. "I'm talkin about real n----s been textin' me like, 'Yo, I'm so glad you gettin' these n----s' asses!' I'm talkin' about n----s that really move weight, you know what I'm sayin'? It's crazy, so I don't know...if you've got a problem with it, you guilty of somethin' "

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She may be trying too hard, but you're not trying hard enough to spell correctly.
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She may be trying too hard, but you're not trying hard enough to spell correctly.
Yes I noticed it too.
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I love Nicki Minaj's response because it is so uneducated and downright stupid. http://www.bet.com/news/music/2014/0...new-track.html

"All the real n----s I know f--k with the song, so, if you b-----n' about the song, somethin' ain't right," she maintained. "I'm talkin about real n----s been textin' me like, 'Yo, I'm so glad you gettin' these n----s' asses!' I'm talkin' about n----s that really move weight, you know what I'm sayin'? It's crazy, so I don't know...if you've got a problem with it, you guilty of somethin' "

WTF?
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Miley >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nicki Minaj
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Somehow I highly doubt OP gives two shits about Malcolm X legacy and jus using this 'story' as another reason to bash and draw criticism to contemporary blacks.

Lol I can't stand Minaj and her voice, rapping , etc. and my opinion on her was made a long time ago so this means nothing to me personally

You kno MightyWhitey jus covets negative attention for a uhhmm, certain sect of Americans. I doubt he sees Malcolm X with much reverence
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Somehow I highly doubt OP gives two shits about Malcolm X legacy and jus using this 'story' as another reason to bash and draw criticism to contemporary blacks.

Lol I can't stand Minaj and her voice, rapping , etc.

You kno MightyWhitey jus covets negative attention for a uhhmm, certain sect of Americans. I doubt he sees Malcolm X with much reverence
Hey if "contemporary blacks" need to use the N word in a description with Malcolm X then criticism is warranted. But you see I'm not the one that said something first. The daughter of Malcolm X did.
Maybe black youth should also be taught to not use the N word. A little hypocritical to what all those black human rights leaders fought and died for don't you think? Maybe Nicki Minaj should buy a book on Malcolm X. It might fix her vocabulary and she may even speak proper English.
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I love Nicki Minaj's response because it is so uneducated and downright stupid. http://www.bet.com/news/music/2014/0...new-track.html

"All the real n----s I know f--k with the song, so, if you b-----n' about the song, somethin' ain't right," she maintained. "I'm talkin about real n----s been textin' me like, 'Yo, I'm so glad you gettin' these n----s' asses!' I'm talkin' about n----s that really move weight, you know what I'm sayin'? It's crazy, so I don't know...if you've got a problem with it, you guilty of somethin' "


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Have y'all heard Trey songz and Cassidy's response to the song?
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Meh. Who gives a shit what his daughter thinks? N*gga has become a term of endearment and I see no problem with the term being used next to a picture of Malcolm X.

I have no clue what "Lookin ass n*gga" is supposed to mean though. That's one I haven't heard before. Can someone clue me in? Does it mean looking to kill you or something? If so, I can see why people wouldn't like this.
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Meh. Who gives a shit what his daughter thinks? N*gga has become a term of endearment and I see no problem with the term being used next to a picture of Malcolm X.

I have no clue what "Lookin ass n*gga" is supposed to mean though. That's one I haven't heard before. Can someone clue me in? Does it mean looking to kill you or something? If so, I can see why people wouldn't like this.
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Hey if "contemporary blacks" need to use the N word in a description with Malcolm X then criticism is warranted. But you see I'm not the one that said something first. The daughter of Malcolm X did.
Maybe black youth should also be taught to not use the N word. A little hypocritical to what all those black human rights leaders fought and died for don't you think? Maybe Nicki Minaj should buy a book on Malcolm X. It might fix her vocabulary and she may even speak proper English.

A little overdone to call out blacks for using n!gga as hypocritical... Shits been going on for decades and you yourself have hammered this point so many times it just is a big waste of time.

You're not changin anybody's lifestyle, causing reevaluation to anybody's behavior. You just sound redundant all the time becuz you have some big problem with Black America and what they deem is acceptable.

Basically, your opinions are more common than a dime a dozen, not insightful or creative or interesting. If u wanna make a difference about it, go mentor young black kids in person at a community center. All you do is repeat the same narrative over and over on a message board.

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