Nicki Minaj backs Romney?
September 4th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
11 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. Fourleaf Tayback

    Nicki Minaj is simply stating the obvious, without bias. She has the courage to run counter to the entertainment industry and her "community" because she is smart and wants realizes that the last four years have been a disaster for all. Congratulations to Minaj...I will be buying more songs today.

    September 4, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. jeanni

    Actually, Romney's religion is what gives me the creeps. Look up the history of mormonism and Joseph Smith. Moroni was the name of the apparition that spoke to Joseph Smith and said that he is the son of a 1400 year old man named Mormon. Moroni encouraged Joseph Smith to become a pastor and start the Mormon religion. Amazing!

    Yet we, as Americans WANT to put our trust in the hands of a "business man" are these not the types of people that got us in this mess to begin with, Wall Street types???? Are Americans REALLY that stupid?

    September 4, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  3. Romney is not My Hero

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

    Thank you, God!!! ROFLMAO

    OBAMA 2012!

    September 4, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. homardy

    As Jenna Jameson said, rich people like republicans in power because they will probably pay lower taxes. It's all about me, me, me with that crowd

    September 4, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  5. truth

    Talentless and stupid. Go figure.

    September 4, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  6. john

    Congratulations to joining the rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Ms Minaj


    September 4, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  7. Changecoming

    Anybody will be a significant upgrade over this failure President.

    September 4, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. Manny

    Her face looks strange and like plastic, just like Caroll Channing's did.

    September 4, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Vince

    She was born in I don't think she's voting for anyone in this election.

    September 4, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. Bobby G.

    Of course, she HAS money...

    September 4, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  11. Just WOW!

    I always thought she was a little crazy. Turns out she's much more sane than I thought!

    2012 ROMNEY

    September 4, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  12. Republican Class Warfare

    Why is Nicki Minaj even around? She's awful. What did the public do to deserve this? No wonder people think Lil Wayne is garbage now. He went from the best rapper alive to the ringmaster of a freakshow starring a lump of silicone and a whack canadian actor from a teen nick show.

    September 4, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  13. Woman In California

    I never heard of her and judging by what she's saying, that could only be good news.

    September 4, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  14. Anonymous

    Does anyone really care what her political opinion is? Does she even know how to vote?

    September 4, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  15. Al-NY,NY


    Talentless and stupid

    "is no way to go thru life son"

    September 4, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  16. Olypoly

    What's worse, leaving the economic affairs of the nation to a "business man" or "Wall Street type" or leaving them to Joe the Plumber?

    September 4, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  17. Swearengen

    She seems really smart. Now that I have read this, my hooplehead mind will vote GOP. As if.

    September 4, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  18. Mike in NH

    Why do we care how any celebrity endorses. They should shut up and just entertain us.

    September 4, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  19. Ian

    Who's Nicki Minaj...?

    September 4, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  20. Ian

    She was born in I don't think she's voting for anyone in this election.

    You can be born in another country and still be a U.S. citizen – and vote.

    September 4, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  21. the Situation

    Who cares what she thinks or tries to think. Have anyone heard an interview with her. She is self profess Barbie. Might as well since she is just as plastic as real Barbie.

    September 4, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  22. Kent

    Yo ! (Olypoly) Better than a Lawyer !

    September 4, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  23. georgia6

    Can she read? Does she really believe the GOP is going to help her hide her millions? Fat chance!

    September 4, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  24. John The Electrician

    Got gahdaffi, got Bin laden, saved GM, dow in records, restored the losses on your 401k and you can call that failure? Bush was the failure for almost destroying this country and destablising the world.

    September 4, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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