All it took was some input from President Obama to finally get Nicki Minaj talking about her now infamous Mitt Romney line on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape.
Fans examined the line from every angle when the song originally premiered but this week President Obama weighed in, telling Orlando radio station Power 953 that the YMCMB rapper’s alter egos likely had something to do with the line.
“I’m not sure that’s actually what happened,” Obama replied, when asked if he’d heard that Minaj might vote for Romney. “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.”
Well, Obama made a great guess. After hearing the president’s comments, Minaj took to Twitter on Monday (September 10), finally clearing things up. “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support*” she wrote. “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.
In addition to clocking in a great story for her grandchildren, Nicki was also pretty amused at how far the controversy had gone, when it seemed clear that she was being sarcastic. “Thanks haters!” she added, “Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooo. #BarbzWinAgainahahhahaahhahahahahhahahahhahahahahhahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now it seems pretty clear that Minaj will not be voting for Mitt Romney. After responding to the president’s comments, she took some time to answer fan questions about her November release Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up, a re-release of her sophomore album with some additional new tracks.
Did you know it all along? Let us know if you share Nicki’s sense of humor in the comments!