News: UPDATE: Nicki Minaj's Voter Registration Exposed, Rapper Can't Vote For Mitt Romney?
Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 5:05PM
The tale of Nicki Minaj's alleged support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken an interesting twist as new reports claim she is not registered to vote.
According to new reports, the 29 year-old currently cannot vote for either President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney this November.
If Nicki Minaj makes the decision to endorse Mitt Romney in the forthcoming election, she may want to take care of something first: registering to vote. Minaj was flooded with media clips Tuesday (Sept. 4) when a snippet from her lyrics on Lil Wayne's Dedication 4 mixtape revealed that she is a Republican and voting for Romney. The line may have been blown out of proportion but in an age when personal information is just a Google search away, the 29-year-old was quickly exposed for her voting past, or lack thereof. As it turns out, in the three states where she's lived, Minaj is not registered to vote. Having resided in Georgia, New York and California the Young Money Barbie never seemed to find the time to fill out and mail in a registration card, or do it online. (Hip Hop Wired)
On her new "Mercy" remix record, Minaj raises eyebrows by appearing to co-sign the Republican presidential candidate.
"I got more money , in in my f*cking purse /Court side, you in the C Section," she raps, "I'm with them bloods you you with the C Section /In Malibu I'm bout a sea section /And all these b*tches is my sons, yeah C-Section /I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy b*tches is f*cking up the economy /Out in Miami I be chilling with a zombie /Diablo Alejandro de Mello Gandhi" ("Mercy" Remix)
Since the track dropped, various media outlets have scrambled to decipher her true political stance.
Gawker, tongue-in-cheek, tried to fact-check her. New York magazine noted that Minaj has previously tweeted that President Obama's health care plan should have gone further. Vanity Fair tweeted that so far "Internet (and presumably Mitt Romney) Confused" about what Minaj might be up to. Politico, which reported the Minaj "endorsement" late Monday, today rounded up the "best tweets" from other politicos reacting to the news. The best one had to be from The Wall Street Journal's Lyneka Little. "[I]n the same rap, Minaj also mentions hanging out with zombies, so it's hard to say exactly what it all means," she points out. (USA Today)
A few months ago, Minaj publicly cited the Obama Administration in light of the passing of actress Yvette Wilson from medical complications.
"Yvette Wilson passed away from cancer tonight. God Bless her. (( Whats sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the gov't was probably taking millions. On her death bed tho, #Nowheretobefound. That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved. Just give FREE health care to all. @barackobama What can we do? @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" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)