Nicki Minaj draws criticism for use of Nazi imagery in ‘Only’ video

The clip sees Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown appear in cartoon form

Nicki Minaj has attracted criticism for her recent lyric video for the track ‘Only’.

The clip – available to stream below – sees Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown (all in cartoon form) stylised as Nazi-esque officers, with Minaj herself compared to Hitler.

Many critics have taken to Twitter against the video, which they feel is in ill-taste. Neither the singer nor the video’s director Jeff Osborne have addressed the backlash, but Osborne has been retweeting some of the criticism via Twitter.

https://twitter.com/melissamorgs/status/530963512689176576

The track features guest spots from Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. Click below to watch.

‘Only’ will feature on Minaj’s forthcoming album ‘The Pinkprint’. The 31-year-old posted cover art for the LP’s deluxe edition via Instagram earlier this week – a minimalist image of a pink fingerprint on a white background.

“I’ll post the standard cover at a later date,” wrote Minaj. She also took to Twitter to thank Joe Perez, Jenna Marsh and Bryan Rivera, designers at Kanye West’s studio, Donda, who worked on the project.

Last night saw Minaj host the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.