Nicki Minaj Not Pro-Romney, Lyrics Explained

by InvestorPlace Staff | September 11, 2012 9:45 am

[1]Nicki Minaj has confirmed that a new song of hers that appears to endorse Mitt Romney[2] does not, in fact, show support for the Republican candidate[3] for president.

Many listeners felt that the song didn’t actually directly support Romney and was, in fact, either a sarcastic comment or a comment made by a character. Minaj is known for singing and rapping in the voices of many different characters in her songs. In fact, President Barack Obama went on an Orlando hip-hop radio station to support that theory. “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 later tweeted and confirmed what Obama, and many others, thought she was doing. “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support* @barackobama.”

Unfortunately for Romney, it looks like he’s going to have to look for another big-name artist to sing his praises in song.

— Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor

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