We thought something was off when Nicki Minaj rapped she was a “Republican voting for Mitt Romney”. In a recent Twitter post Nicki Minaj explained she was sarcastic about endorsing Mitt Romney.
This morning, president Obama was asked during an interview with a hip-hop radio station what was his take on Nicki Minaj’s recent endorsement of Mitt Romney. Hosts of Power 95.3 asked Obama whether he thinks the rapper was serious about voting for Mitt Romney or not. The president’s answer made people curious of how close Obama is to Nicki Minaj.
“I’m not sure that’s actually what happened” said Obama of Nicki Minaj’s rap lyrics hinting support for his rival. “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” the president explained the rapper’s recent comment.
Apparently, the president was the only one that got Nicki Minaj’s message. The rapper confirmed Obama’s “different characters” explanation was right. It looks like it took the president to get Nicki Minaj talking about what have most likely become, her most popular lyrics.
Nicki Minaj explained in a Twitter post her rapping session where she said she is “a Republican voting for Mitt Romney” was sarcastic. “@nickiminaj Ha! Thank you for understating my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do…*sends love & support* @barackobama” reads one of the rapper’s posts.
So Nicki Minaj wasn’t actually endorsing Mitt Romney. Well, that’s good to know. But how come it was the president who figured out that “tangled” message and it wasn’t the countless media sources that made Nicki Minaj’s lyrics viral?!
It might well be Obama is a fan of Nicki Minaj. Or at least someone in the family is. He did tell his hosts on the radio show this morning: “The truth is when it comes to music and movies, etc. Michelle and I just focus on who’s good”. Obama also confessed: “Look, I love Clint Eastwood movies, man” hinting at a recent empty chair speech that went so viral after the Republican Tampa convention.