When Rappers Replicate Iconic Malcolm X Images

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Nicki Minaj

For the single cover for her latest release, “Lookin A-- N---a,” Nicki Minaj decided to use a famous photograph of Malcolm X holding a gun and peering through curtains out a window. Sure, he’s technically “looking” in the image, but many still feel that this is a misuse of his likeness. 

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