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Minaj Uses Malcolm X , Racial Slur In Cover Art

NEW YORK (AP) - Nicki Minaj is being criticized after using a photo of Malcolm X with a gun in his hands, juxtaposed with a racial slur, for her new single.

Minaj posted the photo Wednesday on her website and Instagram page. It's for her new song "Lookin (Expletive) (Expletive)." The title uses the N-word.

The rapper was bashed on social media for the using the image of the black nationalist - who was assassinated 49 years ago this month - on her single cover.

Minaj's personal rep declined to comment and a rep for her label, Universal Records, didn't immediately return emails seeking comment. The picture was deleted from Minaj's Instagram account, but was still on her website Thursday.

"Lookin" is male-bashing song. A music video for the track, which features Minaj shooting guns, was released Wednesday.

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