Nicki Minaj backs Romney?
September 4th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Nicki Minaj backs Romney?

(CNN) – Rapper Nicki Minaj goes political in her latest lyrics, and not the way some would assume for a major celebrity.

"I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney," Minaj raps on a new release from Lil' Wayne. "You lazy b-hes is f-ing up the economy."

Minaj's latest lyrics were reported last night by outlets including The Huffington Post and Gawker.

Despite her proclamation, most observers seemed skeptical that Minaj was actually endorsing Romney, since she frequently assumes different personalities in her lyrics.

Minaj has delved into politics before on Twitter, including a plea to President Barack Obama to expand his sweeping health care law.

"Just give FREE health care to all. @BarackObama what can we do?" Minaj tweeted in June.

"@BarackObama I wouldn't mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?" she added.

Minaj was recently announced as a judge on next season's "American Idol."


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. Matt Lundgren

    Nice story, CNN. Go back to selling lemonade.

    September 4, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Mission accomplished. She has drawn attention to her latest single.

    September 4, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  3. S.positive

    "ROMNEY2012, A vote against Romney is a vote against God"

    God did not send us joseph smith, He sent Jesus Christ. Be careful of what you think...

    September 4, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  4. nothingpersonal

    I voted for Obama. I'm considering Romney but haven't decided. The way I see it, it's not a mandate against Obama. It's whether a change in leadership will make a difference; the economy is critical and will Romney's gameplan have better results ? If so, it's ok to consider giving him the reins for a while and test it out. The current economy and the trending path is horrible and I'm not fully convinced that Obama's plan is helping much. Will wait to hear the gameplan during DNC but am keeping an open mind about Romney.

    September 4, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  5. Will of The People

    Clearly the Libs – Dems – College Crowd are again being blinded by slick Obama...he fooled you into voting for him 4 years ago, and y'all falling for the same 'ol BS again- all talk, no substance- that's why Obama is always smiling broadly and grinning and laughing in every photo- the joke's on all of you who voted / will vote for him, and he's laughing all the way to the bank! While you all struggle financially and listen to this guy who claims he's going to solve all your middle-class problems, he and his family are becoming incredibly wealthy just thinking about another four years, and what do we all have to show for it, nothing! Nothing has changed in this country since 2008, except that things have gotten far worse. The college crowd are still too young to have experienced any major life disappointments that most likely come by middle age, and these disappointments will only be magnified if this guy gets another four years!

    September 4, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  6. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Get out and VOTE. Go Obama

    September 4, 2012 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  7. commonsense

    "A vote against Romney is a vote against God". The person who made this statement shoould not be allowed to vote. It dispalys their ignorance, and the ignorant should not be allowed to vote.

    September 4, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  8. jeanni

    The GOP can keep TRASH like Nicky "no talent" Minaj. YET ANOTHER REASON NOT TO WATCH HER ON IDOL!!!!!!!

    September 4, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. child of midian

    The question is context. The point is moot. The tweets don't seem to support Obama, but, they wouldn't support Mittens either.

    September 4, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  10. Captain Obvious

    Oh, well if she endorsed Romney, I suppose I'll have to vote for him. Because an "entertainer" with an IQ hovering around room temperature obviously knows what's best for the country.

    September 4, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  11. chilly g

    she is a bunch of garbage, but its a few stupid peoples that will buy her garbage music.

    September 4, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  12. Jrod

    Is she even a US citizen? Irrelevant

    September 4, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  13. David K

    I didn't subscribe to the theory of the decline of western civilization, then came Nicki Minaj.

    September 4, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  14. tony

    Hey we have FREE Military World Domination and enough WMD's to kill everyone on Earth 20 times over. Now who does that benefit? But guess who gets the Bill every year.

    PS Congress get free health care and free massive pensions. Who did they send the bill to?

    September 4, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  15. Increase Powers

    The least talented, most narcissistic singer in pop today endorses Mitt Romney. Figures.

    September 4, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  16. Ola

    Minaj what? That is what is wrong with America...She wants free healthcare for all but wants to vote for free tax for millionaires! Speaking from both sides of the mouth!

    September 4, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  17. charles

    democrats love to keep minorites in poverty.

    September 4, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  18. us_1776

    And what is the Romney plan to paydown the war debt and continue repairing the economy?

    Oh, that's right, he doesn't have one.

    .

    September 4, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  19. Amanda M

    SOOOOO articulate! Truly, this 'lady' lacks any refinement, education or actual knowledge relating to politics and it's highly doubtful that her rant would influence a single person to vote (either way!). That being said she represents everything that's wrong with this country- focus on people and things that do not matter.

    September 4, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  20. God

    Even I am not voting for Romney. He gives me the creeps.

    September 4, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  21. jeanni

    AWESOME response Captain Obvious!

    smooches to you.

    September 4, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  22. "We Built This"... Campaign On Lies

    Nicki Minaj has succeeded in what she had set out to accomplish, and that is to create a media frenzy surrounding her with everyone asking "is she supporting Romney or is she not?" It keeps her relevant.

    September 4, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  23. Greg

    "Minaj was recently announced as a judge on next season's "American Idol.""

    What does that have to do with the context of this story?! Anyway, voting for Romney is her prerogative.

    September 4, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    A vote against Romney is a vote against God
    -------------------------------------------------
    Yeah...the god of greed and money. No need to capitalize for that entity.

    September 4, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  25. BLKMANinAmerica

    Whatever..........................Romney will NOT do anything to help you 'make it' in America only to prevent you from any success, cause your NOT a part of the 1% no matter how hard you play it. But freedom to choose is better then no freedom at all.

    September 4, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
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