Nicki Minaj on Romney endorsement: Sarcasm, get it?
September 10th, 2012
03:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Nicki Minaj on Romney endorsement: Sarcasm, get it?

(CNN) – Singer, songwriter and eclectic celebrity Nicki Minaj took to Twitter Monday to clarify what appeared to be an endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, thanking President Barack Obama for understanding her "sarcasm."

Minaj stirred political controversy last week following the release of a new song from Lil' Wayne's "Dedication 4" mixtape including rap lyrics by Minaj proclaiming support of the GOP candidate.

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"I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney," Minaj raps in the song. "You lazy b-hes is f-ing up the economy."

Obama told Florida radio station Power 95.3 on "The Obie & Lil' Shawn Show" over the weekend he doubted the seriousness of the lyrics.

"Yeah, I'm not sure that's actually what happened," Obama said Saturday morning of Minaj's apparent endorsement of his opponent. "I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don't know what's going on there."

Minaj tweeted Monday to Obama thanking him for his understanding:

Asked if daughters Sasha and Malia listen to Nicki Minaj, Obama said he didn't think so though, "let's face it, they are now hipper than me. There's a certain point where your kids get old enough where they're just hipper than you are."

Obama added that he and Michelle Obama "try to keep up so we've got a nice hip hop collection on our iPods."


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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    That did it. Republicans are going crazy today with envy and regret (of nominating a cold Mormon bishop). Nice human stories about the president and HIS supporters. Willard and Ann Romney are finding out IT IS NOT THEIR TURN and it never will be.

    Humans for Obama 2012.

    September 10, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    who cares who this tramps supports? but it does figure she supports obama. most low life does.

    September 10, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Bipolar Nicki had you guys thinking she was actually a republican. Ha! As we say in the Hip Hop community, "You Played Yourself."

    September 10, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. STEN DEADIO

    Somebody alert the FOX "news" people, they've been flogging this story like every minority should change their vote because Nicki dropped this line into a song.
    Poor FOX, still just an all-white good old boys club...

    September 10, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    She has a right to support whomever she pleases, just like we have the right not to buy or listen to her music, now or ever.

    September 10, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  6. jeanni

    Hey there Nicki!! Listen up!

    You STILL HAVE NO TALENT! and you music SUX!

    September 10, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    The fox dopes channel will run a two hour special on this subject trying for the Latino and black Americans vote good luck unfair and unbalanced fox dope channel!!

    September 10, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  8. BLKMANinAmerica

    RIGHT..................how bout this chick is just another repuk with 40+ faces and she like all repuks FLIP-n-FLOP-n-HOPE all over the place...........................aka LOST pink haired chick!

    September 10, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  9. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @truth hurts
    who cares who this tramps supports? but it does figure she supports obama. most low life does.

    September 10, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
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    Call her what you want. . . . .in the end, she's still richer and more popular than you. Just sayin'

    September 10, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  10. myviewis

    Well, Democrats do love her and wanted her back if I remember last weeks postings. So, she's back!!!!!

    September 10, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. myviewis

    SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @truth hurts
    who cares who this tramps supports? but it does figure she supports obama. most low life does.

    September 10, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
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    Call her what you want. . . . .in the end, she's still richer and more popular than you. Just sayin'
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    Yes, she is richer than most of us, hopefully she's one of those celebrities waiting for the IRS tax laws to change so she can pay more taxes......yeah right.

    September 10, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  12. M7M

    People need to stop giving Obama the "sympathy" vote because he is black....Get real everyone, this guy has done nothing he has promised! Has deported more illegals than any other president yet he promised a solution to immigration, gays are still waiting for their day, unemployment is sky high between young people....just because He might seem cool does not mean he can do the job. Dems are just using him!

    September 10, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  13. Snakespeare

    If you journalists had used your brains in the first place, there would never have been any confusion.

    Nicki Minaj is not even a citizen of the USA. She's Trinidadian. She can't vote either way.

    September 10, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. LIP

    Really CNN...is this your kind of news? Are you lowering yourself to report this or are you elevating yourself from your usual lousy Liberal spewing of hatred for the Republicans position? I think you are doing both.
    I particulary like how you get the very best photos of Obama...serious for serious situations, laughing when things are funny (like unemployment numbers), Sad when looking at the latest poll when he is down, and Reflective when thinking about the promise he made not to run if unemployment was still above 8%. Did anyone know that there are parts of the country where unemplopyment is in the 20-30's...disgraceful...is there an expression for that one?

    September 10, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  15. Triple Lindy

    meh, who cares - she's MK Ultra anyway.

    September 10, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  16. marisombra

    who cares

    September 10, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  17. lanchealot

    Shes looks like a retarded version of Lady GaGa if that is possible.

    September 10, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  18. rshafer0

    DEMs hear that Nicki Minaj may not be endorsing Romney and then think the election is over. 10 years ago Hollywood was the laughing stock and you would never vote for whoever they support. Now the media and Hollywood is the puppet master and Obama is the puppet.

    September 10, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  19. Luke Brown

    Thanks CNN for reporting this important news story. I am sure millions of Americans are changing their minds about who will vote for in November because of this.

    You people really can't find anything more important in the world to report on?

    Is this Bozo even an American?

    September 10, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  20. lanchealot

    She looks like a retarded version of Lady GaGa.

    September 10, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  21. Cathy

    Everyone is expected to "support and respect" our President? Perhaps I will once the President respects us.

    September 10, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  22. kayla

    oh boy must be embarassing for the repugs.lol

    September 10, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  23. Bob

    It's always cute when a total idiot is sarcastically acting like an idiot and you don't have the heart to tell them that their sarcasm actually fit in perfectly with everything else they say.

    September 10, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |