Nicki Minaj criticised for Westminster Bridge scene in No Frauds video 'too soon' after London terror attack

Emma Powell
Backlash: Nicki Minaj on Westminster Bridge in No Frauds

Nicki Minaj has faced criticism for dancing on Westminster Bridge in her new music video.

Minaj, 34, can be seen singing and sitting on the bridge, despite previous reports claiming the scenes would be cut in the wake of the London terror attack.

She faced a backlash after releasing the video, which also stars Drake and Lil Wayne, on Wednesday afternoon, with some saying they felt uneasy, while another said it came “too soon” after the attack which claimed five lives.

One user tweeted: “Nicki Minaj thotting around Westminster Bridge....I dunno.”

Criticised: Nicki Minaj left some people feeling uneasy

Another posted: “I thought Nicki was editing out those shots of Westminster bridge.”

A third wrote: “@NICKIMINAJ by Westminster Bridge in her new vid... too soon?”

Another added: “Nicki Minaj's 'No Frauds' video features Westminster Bridge despite reports scenes would be cut ...”

Although Minaj never publicly commented on whether or not the scenes would be edited out, a source close to the singer at the time of the attack said she felt publishing the footage would be inappropriate.

“When everybody involved in the project heard the news they were devastated and thought it would be in bad taste to feature it,” they told The Sun.

“The other London scenes will remain, but it’s highly doubtful the bridge footage will make the cut.”

Minaj paid tribute to the victims following the attack on March 22, tweeting: “May God protect everyone in London.

“Hate hearing this sad news. Sending my condolences to the victims’ families.”

Terrorist Khalid Masood was shot and killed after fatally stabbing PC Keith Palmer outside the Palace of Westminster and claiming the lives of American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, Spanish teacher Aysha Frade, 44, and Romanian tourist Andreea Cristea, 31, after driving across Westminster Bridge at speed.

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