Many in the over-sensitive online community are accusing the director of hip hop artist Nicki Minaj’s latest video “Only,” Jeff Osbourne, of promoting Nazism and anti-semitism in his latest production.
Osbourne, however, has issued a pointed rebuke of that criticism, arguing that, while images in his video “are all representative of Nazism,” his intent was to use the medium available to him to highlight how elements of the New World Order have taken control over today’s society.
Osbourne’s statement addressing critics appeared on Billboard.com. Citing the rights enshrined in the First Amendment, the director reveals he’s actually well aware of US government ties to Nazism, 9/11 and the Army’s secretive MK Ultra mind-control research program, and says in reality he was trying to help wake the public up.
“The reason I’m not apologizing is because neither I nor the video are anti-semitic. I can’t be sorry for something I’m being falsely accused of. The video represents Young Money as a generic totalitarian regime, which takes images and symbols from several countries and time periods, one of which is Nazism. As an artist I have two voids to fill. First, meeting the demands of the client and two, creatively applying my own voice where I can. The Young Money team came to me with a set of parameters in which they exactly stated — something black and white, dark, ominous, with hints of imagery like Sin City or Metalocalypse
As far as applying Nazi imagery, 100% me. Whether it was interpreted that way to their team, I have no idea. Not once did we ever sit in the same room, nor did they ask if I applied a deeper hidden meaning. I simply send them the video and they reject, approve, or ask for changes.
I made this creative decision to show the juxtaposition of the most iconic form of totalitarianism and ways it still exists today, specifically in politics, the military-industrial complex, censorship, and intense monitoring and tracking of our citizens. It has nothing to do with glorifying Hitler or the Holocaust. People think it’s trivializing the Holocaust because the song talks about sex, but I have no control over the lyrical content. I had an opportunity and an outlet, which I knew would reach millions of people, and wanted to make a statement. The term New World Order isn’t just an edgy pop culture reference. It is very real and was a term used by president George H.W. Bush, ironically 10 years to the day before 9/11.
We have a government that tracks us, monitors us, has programs dedicated to controlling our minds and testing diseases on us, and no one asks any questions. People aren’t privy to things like MK Ultra, the School of the Americas, the fact that the Bush family owned Securacom, which was in charge of security for the World Trade Center, Dulles Airport, and United Airlines. The fact that in every recent war, the opposition leader has worked for the CIA. I’m not saying I know all the facts, but do people really think there isn’t more to the story? Look up from your smartphone and smell the fuckin’ roses, I’m trying to help you! People vilify artists for using this type of imagery in their work as if they’re part of the 1% club. Believe me, any artist who has brain cells know they’re not in the club. In my opinion it’s not glorification, it’s a subliminal warning because you can’t openly say these kinds of things. Me? I don’t give a shit. I have no corporate interests, PR team, or image to maintain.
My comment about the First Amendment was in regard to people demanding the video be removed, not their interpretation of the video, which I welcome openly, whether positive or negative, because that’s the point of art.”
Apparently it is now “anti-semitic” to show how American culture has descended into fascism.
Silver screen star Charlie Chaplin also mocked Hitler and lampooned Nazism in his 1940 film entitled “The Great Dictator,” where he satirized how absurd the whole Nazi party and movement were.
But in an age where telling the truth has become a revolutionary act, it is likely Osbourne’s video was sidelined for introducing establishment-challenging politics and ideas to hip hop fans.
Music video director Jeff Osbourne will be joining the Alex Jones Show today. Tune in at Infowars.com/show