Nicki Minaj responds to Romney rap uncertainty
By CMU Editorial | Published on Wednesday 12 September 2012
Nicki Minaj does not support Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney and anyone who thought she did is an idiot. Not my words, people, but the (approximate) words of Miss Minaj herself.
As previously reported, there was much debate online last week about the meaning behind Minaj’s contribution to Lil Wayne’s ‘Dedication 4’ mixtape, which includes the lines: “I’m a Republican, voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is fuckin up the economy”.
Asked by Florida radio station Power 95.3 if he thought Minaj had outed herself as a supporter of his presidential rival Romney, Barack Obama said: “I’m not sure that’s actually what happened. I think she had a song on that [Lil Wayne mixtape], a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don’t know what’s going on there”.
Responding to the president’s comments, Minaj tweeted: “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor and sarcasm Mr President, the smart ones always do”, adding: “Awesome! Now I can tell my grandchildren that the first black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question”.