When Minaj rapped what sounded like an endorsement for Mitt Romney last week, many were confused. But she clarified today by sending a tweet to the president.
“On Lil Wayne’s new mix tape, Dedication 4, released Sunday… Minaj unfurled the line, ‘I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy [expletive] is [expletive] up the economy,'” according to Clinton Yates with the Washington Post.
MTV’s Talib Kweli responded to fan confusion over the comment:
“Just heard a dude on Hot97 say he won’t let his daughter listen to Nicki Minaj cuz she endorses Romney. Really? That’s what it took? lol,” Kweli tweeted, according to MTV. “I doubt Nicki seriously supports Romney. Her lyrics ain’t political. She just wants y’all to talk about her & she winning cuz it’s working!”
One person who was also confused, and maybe a little skeptical, was President Obama, who just happens to be Romney’s opponent in this election. President Obama appeared on WPYO-FM in Orlando, Florida, Monday morning and tried to make sense of it all.
When the station mentioned the rap, Obama responded with “I’m not sure that’s actually what happened,” according to ABC News.
“I think she had a song on there — a little rap that said that,” he continued. “But she likes to play different characters, so I don’t know what’s going on there.”
Turns out, he was right. Today, the singer sent the POTUS a message on Twitter.
“Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support*@BarackObama,” she tweeted, in response to the radio show.
Minaj has not responded to requests to clarify a little more, but the tweet may have said it all. President Obama didn’t seem too worried though. He clarified that he and his wife Michelle don’t fret too much over what celebrities think of him.
“The truth is when it comes to music and movies, etc. Michelle and I just focus on who’s good,” said Obama. “Look, I love Clint Eastwood movies, man.”