London, Feb. 15: Nicki Minaj has apologized for using a famous picture of Malcolm X alongside a racial insult, on her website.
The singer also posted the image of the activist holding a gun on her Instagram page, while promoting her new song, the BBC reported.
However, after receiving criticism on social media, Minaj posted an apology to the estate of Malcolm X, who is known for his civil rights work with black communities in the US.
She said sorry, saying that that was never the official artwork nor is this an official single, it was a conversation and not a single.
She apologized to the Malcolm X estate, writing that she has nothing but respect and adoration for them.
Minaj futher added that the artwork was in no way meant to "undermine his efforts and legacy". (ANI)