Is Nicki Minaj a flipflopper? After stirring up the angry public to the point of death threats by spouting pro-Mitt Romney lyrics, Nicki Minaj is now supporting Obama. But only after he addressed the topic:
Nicki Minaj thanked President Obama for “understanding” her on Monday, after he expressed doubt that she had actually backed Mitt Romney in a buzzed-about mixtape track.
During a radio interview with Orlando’s Power 95.3, Obama was asked about a new Minaj rhyme that appeared to endorse the GOP candidate.
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b—-es are f—ing up the economy,” Minaj raps on the track “Mercy,” part of Lil Wayne’s latest release.
“I’m not sure that’s actually what happened,” Obama responded skeptically. “I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that, but she likes to play different characters.”
In fact, a web site called Wiki Minaj identifies 14 alter egos created by the pop star. They include one she has called her “twin brother,” Roman Zolanski, and Roman’s mother, Martha Zolanski.
The 27-year-old Queens-raised rapper confirmed Obama’s theory later Monday on Twitter: “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do … *sends love & support.*”
“Awesome!” the “Super Bass” diva added minutes later. “Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question.”
Republicans, meanwhile, were pouncing on Obama for the same reason.
“What Obama spoke on the record about today: Nicki Minaj lyrics. What he refused to comment on: the Chicago teacher strike,” wrote Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus on Twitter.
Musical endorsements aside, Obama talked up his own music collection with wife Michelle during his interview with the hip hop station.
“You know, we try to keep up and so we’ve got a nice hip hop collection on our iPods,” he said.
But he said his daughters Sasha and Malia have surpassed him in coolness.
“Let’s face it — they are now hipper than me,” he said. “There’s a certain point where your kids get old enough where they’re just hipper than you are.”
SMH. Is anyone surprised? We just hope this broad hurries up and registers to vote, because when the mixtape originally came out she wasn’t even registered. She probably should play on the safe side and apply to do the mail-in ballot because who knows where in the world she’ll be on November 11.
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