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Minaj sorry over 'Nazi' row video

Nicki Minaj has apologised for a video that some feel uses Nazi imagery.

The rapper posted on Twitter on Tuesday that she didn't create the concept for the lyric video for her song Only. She wrote: "(I) take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I'd never condone Nazism in my art."

The animated video, which debuted on Friday, shows a swarm of soldiers with red armbands featuring a logo that has been compared to a swastika. The logo also appears on Minaj's chest in the clip.

The logo features the acronym YM, which stands for Young Money, the rap group featuring Minaj, Lil Wayne and Drake. Both rappers are featured on the song with Chris Brown.

The video has had more than two million views.

Minaj faced similar criticism earlier this year when she used of a photo of Malcolm X with a rifle in his hands and juxtaposed it with a racial slur for a song's artwork.

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