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Nicki Minaj Responds To Backlash Over “Disabled” Video

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Nicki Minaj Responds To Backlash Over “Disabled” Video

There’s more Halloween drama for Nicki Minaj.

First, the singer caught an ear-full (or Insta-full…whatevs) for sharing a photo of a Bill Cosby-themed Halloween costume. And then, a video surfaced showing Minaj, decked out in a fairy princess costume, waving a wand at a Halloween partygoer in a wheelchair and commanding her to walk.

Not surprisingly, the video received a lot of backlash, with many accusing Minaj of making fun of people with disabilities. There is, however, more to the story. The woman featured in the video doesn’t have a disability; she’s a friend of the rapper who happened to be sitting in a motorized scooter.

Minaj defended her actions in a Twitter post aimed at gossip blogger Perez Hilton, accusing him of starting trouble.

Minaj may not be getting off the hook entirely, though. As commenters have noted, the video starts out with her saying, “If only I could find Handi-Man,” as in the superhero character with special needs played by Damon Wayans on In Living Color.

*Sigh*. I wish we got this “outraged” at a lot of other things that warrant this type of attention. Thoughts?

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