Thursday, 20 April 2017
Nicki Minaj Under Fire For Using Footage Filmed On Westminster Bridge In No Frauds Music Video
The video for No Frauds, which features Drake and Lil' Wayne, includes a lot of footage captured in the city.
It opens on a shot of Big Ben and shots panning across Westminster.
Nicki also sits on the wall on the edge of the bridge singing into the camera as it takes in the iconic scenes of London behind her.
The footage was captured the day before terrorist Khalid Masood used a 4x4 as a weapon to move down pedestrians before stabbing and killing a police officer outside Parliament.
A number of people died in the attack and it was believed at the time that the footage would remain on the cutting room floor.
When everybody involved in the project heard the news they were devastated and thought it would be in bad taste to feature it, a source told The Sun .
"The other London scenes will remain, but it's highly doubtful the bridge footage will make the cut."
But after the music video dropped today, it was made clear that the footage made it to the final edit.
Some fans took to social media to say they felt it was too soon.
One posted: "I thought Nicki was editing out those shots of Westminster bridge"
Another said: "@NICKIMINAJ by Westminster Bridge in her new vid... too soon?"