Remember last week when Lil Wayne released that
craptacular mixtape, Dedication 4, and Nicki showed up on it, showing love to Mitt Romney? You remember! The rapper said something to the effect of, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b——s are f—— up the economy.” Sounds like one of her usual puns, right? While it could have been assumed that she was just joking for the sake of lyricism (or attention), out of nowhere, everybody–even MSNBC–was talking about her alleged endorsement. Minaj had nothing to say about all the people in the news bringing it up, along with the blogs, and everyday folks going in on her, but that’s until President Obama threw his two cents in.
The Commander-in-chief spoke to a radio station in Orlando about all the hoopla that surrounded her lyrics, and he, for one, didn’t seem to take her comments seriously. I took what he said as the following fact: Nicki Minaj is a character. This is just what she does. In reference to her words and her “love” for Mitt Romney:
“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.”
After the POTUS spoke for a quick second on Minaj, the rapstress finally decided to open up about who she’s really endorsing, and gave a big up to “smart people” who understood that she was joking in the first place. Of course, she expressed these feelings via her Twitter:
Interesting. It’s safe to say that when you can get the President of the United States to take time out of his day, and from talking about more important issues, to respond to a few lines from a forgetful song and mixtape, you’ve pretty much succeeded in stirring up controversy. And she’s becoming good at doing such a thing. I’m sure you heard that she admitted to saying she was bisexual for attention’s sake. I guess she gets how this celebrity thing works: Say what you can to get people talking, because there’s no such thing as bad press. Nicki might be smarter than your average bear, folks.
Lord help us all.
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