Young Money‘s Nicki Minaj is keeping tight-lipped on the controversy surrounding H&M these days. However, the self-proclaimed Barbie has low-key deleted her affiliation to the brand from social media.
According to reports, Nicki has trashed pics and video clips of her recent H&M winter campaign with the popular clothing line following backlash received over a racist advertisement.
Nicki Minaj is in the hot seat after H&M, who she collaborated with in December for a holiday fashion line, came under fire for a racially insensitive image of a black boy wearing a sweater with the word “monkey.” Though Minaj hasn’t publicly spoken out against H&M, she has deleted every sponsored Instagram post promoting her fashion line with the company. Fans were quick to notice the deleted posts, which many considered as an indicator of Minaj’s opinion of the backlash. (Yahoo! Lifestyle)
Over the past few days, social media called out artists like Nicki Minaj to speak out against H&M in light of past associations.
So the weekend said he not working with H&M no more, what about Nicki Minaj
— Latonya✼ (@LatonyaGregori) January 9, 2018
me waiting on Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, & Kevin Hart to pull their collaborations w/ H&M… pic.twitter.com/sAPKwX7kWo
— T.Cooke 🕶 (@thecookebook) January 8, 2018
The Weekend is done with H&M. Nicki Minaj who appeared in recent ads for the brand and completed collaborations, to either speak out or quit too. Let that sink in…..
— Papi Wayne (@DannysHausB) January 9, 2018
Yesterday, H&M issued a statement apologizing over an insensitive ad campaign.
The announcement came hours after crooner The Weeknd cut ties with the company over its advertisement.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 8, 2018
Over the last 48 hours, celebs have bashed H&M and unleashed their emotions.
This entire message is BULLSHIT, the fact that they tried to sneak this in & thought no one would notice plays on the intelligence of not just African Americans but humans as a whole…. this entire company & chain of stores need to be shut down immediately & the way to do that is for all of us to stand together as a human race against this very BOLD racist campaign. Using children makes it that much worse !!! You mean to tell me, someone put a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie on an African American child & a “Survival Expert” on a Caucasian child & no one from the photographer all the way to the CEO thought anything was wrong with releasing this dumb shit ?!?!?!? Just goes to show that racism still exists at a very high level & should not be tolerated in the modern day world we live in. Look around…. races blend peacefully everyday all around the world & I…. having travelled to so many places & met fans of every race & color won’t sit back without voicing my opinion & neither should you ! This was wrong from the start & I personally do not accept this weak ass apology written by some publicist & reviewed by a board of racist idiots before being plastered all over the internet to once again try to play us like we’re dumb ! We are REAL WOKE, FUCK #H&M……. no one should ever step foot in any of their stores ever again STARTING NOW !!!! Be apart of something STRONG… stand as ONE on issues & situations that need all of our attention.
On god https://t.co/oJuZYiuRf4
— king of the youth (@lilyachty) January 9, 2018
Sad @hm I can’t fucking believe a company of y’all status should play with our culture like this…. from me and my community FUCK YALL & FUCK YALL APOLOGIES 🤬🤬🤬 #BoycottHM Crazy shit is a lot people still gone shop in H&M 😞…. This no different from @newsweek posting a disrespectful picture of Doctor King. NEVER GET MAD JUST STOP SUPPORTING THEM….. This ain’t a white black thing!!!! FYI Black and White people only exist in America.
I’m sure the apologies are a coming. And the ads will be pulled. I’m certain there will Be media fixers and whatnot and maybe a grand gesture like a donation to some charity (donations under these circumstances are the corporate version #SomeOfMyBestFriendsAre move if there ever was one) all this tells me about @HM is that the seats in the boardroom lack something…wanna take a guess?
— YG (@YG) January 9, 2018