DUBAI: US rapper Nicki Minaj has been criticized on social media after releasing her latest music video which features scenes shot on London’s Westminster Bridge the day before the terror attack in March.
Minaj filmed the video for “No Frauds” the day before Khalid Masood drove his car into a crowd of people on the bridge, killing four members of the public.
The rapper tweeted her condolences at the time.
May God protect everyone in London. Hate hearing this sad news. Sending my condolences to the victims' families.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) March 22, 2017
There were reports that the scenes would be cut but the video, which was released on April 19, shows scenes of the bridge and the Houses of Parliament as well as other London landmarks.
The 34-year-old tweeted: “Honored to have shot this video in London.”
However, some fans have questioned whether the video’s inclusion of scenes from London was “too soon.”
@NICKIMINAJ by Westminster Bridge in her new vid... too soon?" one user tweeted while others reiterated the sentiment.
— beverley3007 (@beverley3007) April 19, 2017
I thought Nicki was editing out those shots of Westminster bridge
— Betsy Braddock (@ethanxrih) April 19, 2017
Some fans, however, could not understand the fuss.
I'm confused, why are people upset @NICKIMINAJ has Westminster Bridge in her music video? Seriously
— Becki (@bexta_) April 19, 2017
Did @NICKIMINAJ say she would cut the bridge scenes? NO. It was a sad incident but you can't stop people taking pics or vids of it
— Onika Freaka (@onikafreaka) April 19, 2017