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Listen: Nicki Minaj ‘Endorses’ Mitt Romney ... Maybe?

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Posted on Sep 5, 2012
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Did Nicki Minaj seriously offer her support to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney or is it just a publicity stunt? (If it’s the latter, consider the effort a success.) Those are the questions being asked after the musician and rapper gave a profanity-filled endorsement in the song “Mercy,” which is featured on Lil Wayne’s new mixtape “Dedication 4.”

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy,” Minaj says in one verse.

Regardless, because of the profanity, here’s guessing you won’t be finding Minaj’s maybe, maybe not endorsement of Romney in any campaign commercial anytime soon.

USA Today:

Bloggers and politicos have been swooning for hours today and they’re still no closer to determining whether Minaj is really for Mitt, or whether it’s just another ironic stunt by one of her performing alter egos.

...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.

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Here’s the full song:

—Posted by Tracy Bloom


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