Nicki Minaj is no stranger to rocking the boat with her outlandish antics and flamboyant outfits, but she nearly tipped it over recently when she said she’d be voting for Mitt Romney in a new song, “Mercy.”
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b*tches are f*cking up the economy,” rapped Minaj on the Lil Wayne assisted track. Immediately following the release many were left wondering if she was serious.
President Obama weighed into the drama recently on an Orlando, Florida radio station. According to The Grio, he said, “I’m not sure that is actually what happened. 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 her joy that President Obama got her “humor” that everyone else seemingly took for truth. “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support* @barackobama.” She also followed up, “Awesome! Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black president of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question.”
What are your thoughts on Minaj’s lyrical controversy? Should we take her seriously?