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<p>Chart-topping rapstress (pictured left) Nikki Minaj provoked widespread outrage with an Instagram post featuring one of black history's most poignant images: (pictured right) Malcolm X peering out the window of his home, rifle in hand, trying to defend his wife and children from firebombs while under surveillance by federal agents. Superimposed on the photo: the title of Minaj's new song, which denigrates certain black men and repeats the N-word 42 times.</p>

Chart-topping rapstress (pictured left) Nikki Minaj provoked widespread outrage with an Instagram post featuring one of black history's most poignant images: (pictured right) Malcolm X peering out the window of his home, rifle in hand, trying to defend his wife and children from firebombs while under surveillance by federal agents. Superimposed on the photo: the title of Minaj's new song, which denigrates certain black men and repeats the N-word 42 times.

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Rap Disrespect of Black Icons Raises Concerns

Malcolm X and rap music have always fit together like a needle in the groove, connected by struggle, strength and defiance. But three recent episodes involving the use or misuse of Malcolm and other black icons have raised the question: Has rap lost touch with black history?