Nicki, who is Black and Latinx and is a hip-hop superstar, took to Twitter this week to clarify her comments on the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.
Minaj said she didn’t think the people who attacked Scott were “black or Latino,” but the way they were dressed and talked made them “look different.”
The rapper went on to say that she wasn’t afraid of people, just her own “internalized racism.”
On Friday, Minaj was interviewed by MTV News and she clarified her remarks.
She wrote: “I’m actually not scared to say ‘I don’t think so.’
I’m not afraid to say I don’t feel like being Black and Asian.
I’m really, really not scared at all.
That’s just the way I am.
I don, I don�t, I just want to say, OK, I am Black and I’m Hispanic, and I don t think it�s any of our business.
I just don’t.”
On Sunday, the rapper tweeted that she was “still a little bit angry,” but she also said that she had forgiven Scott’s killers and “I never want them to do that again.”
Minaj also spoke out against the Black Lives Matter movement and said she doesn’t believe the protesters are motivated by racism.
She told MTV News that she has been “lonely” and “unemployed” in New York for the past few years.