Young Money star Nicki Minaj has finally stepped up to address the hype surrounding her “Mercy” remix guest feature verse and reacted to President Obama giving his take on her Mitt Romney proclamation.
Nicki resorted to her Twitter page and confirmed she merely joked about voting for the Republican presidential candidate.
“Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support* @BarackObama,” she tweeted Monday (September 10).
“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”
“Thanks haters! Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooo. #BarbzWinAgain ahahhahaahhahahahahhahahahhahahahahhahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
Hours prior, reports of President Obama’s reaction to her comments circulated online.
“You know, I don’t know if they really listen to Nicki Minaj that much. But let’s face it, they are now more hipper than me,” President Obama said when asked if his two daughters listen to Minaj’s music. “There’s a certain point where your kids get old enough, where they’re just hipper than you are and you know, [First Lady] Michelle and I, for folks 50, or folks says, likes to point ‘close to 50′, she’s not 50 yet, we try to keep up and so we’ve got a nice hip-hop collection on our iPods. … [Nicki’s song?] Yeah, I’m not sure that’s actually what happened. But 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.” (Power 95.3)
Despite the hype, recent reports claimed she could not vote as of late week.
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 the new “Mercy” remix record, Nicki raised eyebrows by appearing to co-sign President Obama’s Election Day opponent.
“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)
Check out President Obama speaking on Nicki Minaj below: